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  • Diskussionspapiere 2059 / 2023

    Building Health across Generations: Unraveling the Impact of Early Childcare on Maternal Health

    In contemporary households, women often shoulder most organisation and caregiving responsibilities leading them to play a crucial role in family dynamics. While previous research has established that public early childcare affects child outcomes and maternal employment, less attention has been given to its effects on maternal health despite its relevance within the household. This study investigates ...

    2023| Mara Barschkett, Laia Bosque-Mercader
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Mass Vaccination and Educational Attainment: Evidence from the 1967–68 Measles Eradication Campaign

    We show that the first nationwide mass vaccination campaign against measles increased educational attainment in the United States. Our empirical strategy exploits variation in exposure to the childhood disease across states right before the Measles Eradication Campaign of 1967–68, which reduced reported measles incidence by 90 percent within two years. Our results suggest that mass vaccination against ...

    In: Journal of Health Economics 92 (2023), 102828, 21 S. | Philipp Barteska, Sonja Dobkowitz, Maarit Olkkola, Michael Rieser
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2023

    Gender Parity on Top Boards Is Still a Far-off Goal, and It Is Time for Companies to Take Action: Editorial

    2023| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Philipp Alexander Thompson, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2023

    Number of Women on Boards of Large Companies Keeps Growing: Momentum from Inclusion Requirement, However, Is Waning

    The upward trend in women’s representation on executive and supervisory boards of major companies in Germany continued in 2022, although the overall momentum has slowed yet again. Growth on executive boards in particular has slowed, as the most recent DIW Berlin Women Executives Barometer shows: Following a significant increase at the 200 largest companies from 2020 to 2021, there was only a one-percentage-point ...

    2023| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2023

    Corporate Reporting Provides Insight into Companies’ Commitment to Gender Equality

    Many companies in Germany must provide information beyond financial figures in their annual reports. For some years now, legislators have increasingly required information on non-financial aspects, such as the shares of women in leadership positions. Using a quantitative text analysis of annual reports, this second report in the 2023 DIW Berlin Women Executives Barometer shows that the major publicly ...

    2023| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Philipp Alexander Thompson, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Parental Leave Policy and Long-run Earnings of Mothers

    Paid parental leave schemes have been shown to increase women’s employment rates but to decrease their wages in case of extended leave duration. In view of these potential trade-offs, many countries are discussing the optimal design of parental leave policies. We analyze the impact of a major parental leave reform on mothers’ long-term earnings. The 2007 German parental leave reform replaced a means-tested ...

    In: Labour Economics 80 (2022), 102296, 13 S. | Corinna Frodermann, Katharina Wrohlich, Aline Zucco
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Cognitive Reflection and 2D:4D: Evidence from a Large Population Sample

    Bosch-Domènech et al. (2014) reported a negative association between 2D:4D, a suggested marker of prenatal testosterone exposure, and the Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT) in a sample of 623 university students. In this pre-registered study, we test if we can replicate their findings in a general population sample of over 2,500 individuals from Germany. We find no statistically significant association ...

    In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 209 (2023), S. 288-307 | Levent Neyse, Frank M. Fossen, Magnus Johannesson, Anna Dreber
  • DIW Weekly Report 9 / 2023

    Gender Care Gap and Gender Pay Gap Increase Substantially until Middle Age

    While the gender pay gap between men and women in Germany remains at 18 percent, this figure is not the same for all employees. There are, for example, major differences by age. Beginning at age 30, the gender pay gap increases sharply and remains constantly high at 20 percent until retirement. Closely related to this is the gender care gap, the difference in unpaid care work between women and men. ...

    2023| Clara Schäper, Annekatrin Schrenker, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Do Women Expect Wage Cuts for Part-Time Work?

    I quantify the perceived changes in hourly wage rates associated with working different hours on the same job for a representative sample of female workers. While part-time working women expect significant hourly wage gains from switching to full-time work - 7% on average - full-time workers expect no effect on current wages when switching to part-time, on average. Perceived pecuniary losses from part-time ...

    In: Labour Economics 80 (2022), 102291 | Annekatrin Schrenker
  • Externe Monographien

    Wealth Creators or Inheritors? Unpacking the Gender Wealth Gap From Bottom to Top and Young to Old

    This paper investigates the gender wealth gap using wealth recorded in the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Ranking women and men by their individual wealth reveals that the average gender wealth gap is driven by the large gap in the top tail. We find that the gender wealth gap widens during working age and closes during retirement. This is associated with men receiving higher inheritances and inter-vivos ...

    Rochester : SSRN, 2023, 29 S. | Charlotte Bartels, Eva Sierminska, Carsten Schroeder
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