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  • FINESS Working Papers 6.1 / 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-perceived willingness to take financial risks. The empirical evidence we provide ...

    2009| Oleg Badunenko, Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer
  • Externe Monographien

    Can Child Care Policy Encourage Employment and Fertility? Evidence from a Structural Model

    Bonn: IZA, 2009, 30 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 4503)
    | Peter Haan, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Diskussionspapiere 954 / 2009

    The Impact of International Migration and Remittances on the Labor-Supply Behavior of Those Left behind: Evidence from Egypt

    We analyze in this paper the impact of male-dominated migration and remittance income on the participation and hours worked decisions of adults left behind, including the hours spent by women in subsistence and domestic work. We differentiate between a 'pure' migration ("M") effect and the joint effect of migration and remittance income ("MR") and evaluate these effects for men and women separately. ...

    2009| Christine Binzel, Ragui Assaad
  • SOEPpapers 178 / 2009

    Maternal Employment and Happiness: The Effect of Non-Participation and Part-Time Employment on Mothers' Life Satisfaction

    In contrast to unemployment, the effect of non-participation and parttime employment on subjective well-being has much less frequently been the subject of economists' investigations. In Germany, many women with dependent children are involuntarily out of the labor force or in part-time employment because of family constraints (e.g., due to lack of available and appropriate childcare). Using data from ...

    2009| Eva M. Berger
  • SOEPpapers 187 / 2009

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Gender Differences in Professional Employment

    Occupational sex segregation is a persistent source of social inequalities. The increasing participation of women in tertiary education and rising female employment rates, however, have given hope that gender inequalities will decline as a result of growing female opportunities for high skill employment in the service sector, e.g. the professions. This paper asks whether such optimistic accounts are ...

    2009| Kathrin Leuze, Allessandra Rusconi
  • SOEPpapers 197 / 2009

    Intra-household Time Allocation: Gender Differences in Caring for Children

    Der vorliegende Beitrag untersucht auf Basis von Daten des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels für Deutschland (SOEP), inwieweit selbständige Ausländer in Deutschland überdurchschnittlich hohe Einkommen erzielen. Die Untersuchung zeigt, dass ausländische Selbständige insgesamt höhere Einkommen erzielen als angestellt tätige Ausländer und dass der Unterschied größer ist als bei Selbständigen deutscher Nationalität. ...

    2009| Inmaculada García, José Alberto Molina, Víctor M. Montuenga
  • SOEPpapers 201 / 2009

    Glass Ceiling Effect and Earnings: The Gender Pay Gap in Managerial Positions in Germany

    Although there are a variety of studies on the gender pay gap, only a few relate to managerial positions. The present study attempts to fill this gap. Managers in private companies in Germany are a highly selective group of women and men, who differ only marginally in their human capital endowments. The Oaxaca/Blinder decomposition shows that the gender pay gap in the gross monthly salary can hardly ...

    2009| Elke Holst, Anne Busch
  • 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 216 / 2009

    The Justice of Earnings in Dual-Earner Households

    The rise in female labor market participation and the growth of "atypical" employment arrangements has, over the last few decades, brought about a steadily decreasingpercentage of households in which the man is the sole breadwinner, and a rising percentage of dual-earner households. Against this backdrop, the present paper investigates the impact of household contexts in which the traditional male ...

    2009| Stefan Liebig, Carsten Sauer, Jürgen Schupp
  • 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
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