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  • 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
  • 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
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Entrepreneurs' Gender and Financial Constraints: Evidence from International Data

    This paper examines whether financial institutions discriminate against entrepreneurs on the basis of gender. Using the cross-country Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS), we find some evidence that, compared to male-managed counterparts, female-managed firms are less likely to obtain a bank loan. In addition, our analysis suggests that female entrepreneurs are charged higher ...

    In: Journal of Comparative Economics 37 (2009), 2, S. 270-286 | Alexander Muravyev, Dorothea Schäfer, Oleksandr Talavera
  • SOEPpapers 158 / 2009

    The Demographic Dilemma: Fertility, Female Labor Force Participation and Future Growth in Germany 2007-2060

    The aim of this paper is to show possible consequences of changes in labor force participation of women and the connection between fertility and labor force participation on the future demographic and economic development in Germany. For this purpose a projection model based on micro-data covering the population development as well as the development of the labor force is computed for different scenarios, ...

    2009| Christian Dudel
  • SOEPpapers 162 / 2009

    The Role of Psychological Traits for the Gender Gap in Full-Time Employment and Wages: Evidence from Germany

    This paper shows that differences in various non-cognitive traits, specifically the "big five", positive and negative reciprocity, locus of control and risk aversion, contribute to gender inequalities in wages and employment. Using the 2004 and 2005 waves of the German Socio-Economic Panel, evidence from regression and decomposition techniques suggests that gender differences in psychological traits ...

    2009| Nils Braakmann
  • SOEPpapers 161 / 2009

    Female Labor Supply and Parental Leave Benefits: The Causal Effect of Paying Higher Transfers for a Shorter Period of Time

    We study the labor supply effects of a change in child-subsidy policy designed to both increase fertility and shorten birth-related employment interruptions. The reform yields most of the intended effects.

    2009| Annette Bergemann, Regina T. Riphahn
  • SOEPpapers 160 / 2009

    Lohneinbußen durch geburtsbedingte Erwerbsunterbrechungen: fertilitätstheoretische Einordnung, Quantifizierung auf Basis von SOEP-Daten und familienpolitische Implikationen

    Die hier referierte Untersuchung hat zum Ziel, die Auswirkungen von Erwerbsunterbrechungen von Frauen im Zusammenhang mit der Geburt ihres ersten Kindes auf die Lohnentwicklung der Frau in ihrem weiteren Erwerbsverlauf zu berechnen. Auf Basis dieser Ergebnisse sollen sowohl ein Erklärungsbeitrag zum Fertilitätsverhalten deutscher Frauen geleistet als auch Ansatzpunkte für familienpolitische Instrumente ...

    2009| Christina Boll
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Impact of Child and Maternal Health Indicators on Female Labor Force Participation after Childbirth: Evidence for Germany

    This paper analyzes the influence of child health and maternal physical and mental health on female labor force participation after childbirth in Germany. Our analysis is based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study, which enables us to measure child health based on the occurrence of severe health problems including mental and physical disabilities, hospitalizations, and preterm ...

    In: Journal of Comparative Family Studies 40 (2009), 1, S. 119-138 | C. Katharina Spieß, Annalena Dunkelberg
  • 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
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