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SOEPpapers 213 / 2009

Duration of Maternity Leave in Germany: A Case Study of Nonparametric Hazard Models and Penalized Splines

The paper investigates maternity leave behavior in West Germany for females being employed between 1995 and 2006 using data from the German Socio Economic Panel. The observational study focuses on the investigation of individual and family-related covariate effects on the duration of maternity leave following first or second childbirth, respectively. Dynamic duration time models are used in which covariate ...

2009| Torben Kuhlenkasper, Göran Kauermann
SOEPpapers 223 / 2009

Effect of Labor Division between Wife and Husband on the Risk of Divorce: Evidence from German Data

Using German panel data from 1984 to 2007, we analyze the impact of labor division between husband and wife on the risk of divorce. Gary Becker's theory of marriage predicts that specialization in domestic and market work, respectively, reduces the risk of separation. Traditionally, the breadwinner role is assigned to the husband, however, female labor force participation and their wages have risen ...

2009| Kornelius Kraft, Stefanie Neimann
SOEPpapers 224 / 2009

Risk Attitudes and Investment Decisions across European Countries: Are Women More Conservative Investors than Men?

This study questions the popular stereotype that women are more risk averse than men in their financial investment decisions. The analysis is based on micro-level data from large-scale surveys of private households in five European countries. In our analysis of investment decisions, we directly account for individuals' self-perceivedwillingness to take financial risks. The empirical evidence we provide ...

2009| Oleg Badunenko, Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer
Weekly Report 19 / 2009

Full-time Workers Want to Work Fewer Hours, Part-time Workers Want to Work Longer Hours

Since the reunification of Germany, average working times for men and women have followed different trends. There are various reasons for the difference. More and more women are gainfully employed; they engage in part-time and marginal employment, both of which are on the rise. The importance of full-time employment has declined. This accounts for most of the reduction in their average workweek, which ...

2009| Elke Holst
SOEPpapers 91 / 2008

Chances of Employment in a Population of Women and Men after Surgery of Congenital Heart Disease: Gender-Specific Comparisons between Patients and the General Population

It was examined whether women and men (17-45 years) with operated congenital heart disease (CHD) differ with respect to chances of employment. Patients were compared with the general population. Patients (N=314) were classified by type of surgery (curative, reparative, palliative) as indicator of initial severity of disease. The second classification was performed according to a system proposed by ...

2008| Siegfried Geyer, Kambiz Norozi, Reiner Buchhorn, Armin Wessel
SOEPpapers 82 / 2008

Does Marriage Pay More than Cohabitation? Selection and Specialization Effects on Male Wages in Germany

Empirical research has unambiguously shown that married men receive higher wages than unmarried, whereas a wage premium for cohabiters is not as evident yet. Our paper exploits the observed difference between the marital and the cohabiting wage premium in Germany and thus provides new insights into their respective sources, typically explained by specialization (husbands being more productive because ...

2008| Katherin Barg, Miriam Beblo
ESCIRRU- Papers 6 / 2008

The Gender Earnings Gap inside a Russian Firm: First Evidence from Personnel Data - 1997 to 2002 ; Updated Version

Using unique personnel data from one Russian firm for the years 1997 to 2002 we study the size, development and determinants of the gender earnings gap in an internal labor market during late transition. The gap is sizable but declines strongly over the entire period. Gender earnings differentials are largest for production workers who constitute the largest employee group in the firm. Various decompositions ...

2008| Thomas Dohmen, Hartmut Lehmann, Anzelika Zaiceva
SOEPpapers 97 / 2008

Obesity and Developmental Functioning Among Children Aged 2-4 Years

In developed countries, obesity tends to be associated with worse labor market outcomes. One possible reason is that obesity leads to less human capital formation early in life. This paper investigates the association between obesity and the developmental functioning of children at younger ages (2-4 years) than ever previously examined. Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study are used to ...

2008| John Cawley, C. Katharina Spieß
SOEPpapers 115 / 2008

Examining the Gender Wealth Gap in Germany

Welfare-oriented analyses of economic outcome measures such as income and wealth generally rest on the assumption of pooled and equally shared resources among all household members. Yet the lack of individual-level data hampers the distribution of income and wealth within the ousehold context. Based on unique individual-level wealth data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), this paper challenges ...

2008| Eva M. Sierminska, Joachim R. Frick, Markus M. Grabka
SOEPpapers 111 / 2008

Gender, Migration, Remittances: Evidence from Germany

Gender-specific determinants of remittances are the subject of this study based on German SOEP data (2001-2006). In 2007, about 7.3 million foreigners were living in Germany. While the total number of foreigners has decreased over the last decade, female migration to Germany has increased. A feminization of migration is observable all over the world, and is changing gender roles in the households of ...

2008| Elke Holst, Andrea Schäfer, Mechthild Schrooten
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