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Optimal Taxation: The Design of Child Related Cash- and In-Kind-Benefits

Bonn: IZA, 2007, 27 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 3128)
| Peter Haan, Katharina Wrohlich
Weekly Report 7 / 2007

Too Few Women in Top Posts in the Big Banks and Insurance Companies

The share of women on the supervisory boards (Aufsichts- und Verwaltungsräte) of the big banks, savings banks and insurance companies in Germany is low. In the banking sector it is 15% and in insurance 11%. That women are to be found on most supervisory or administrative boards is mainly because they are worker´s representation delegates. Posts on management boards (Vorstände) in the big insurance ...

2007| Elke Holst, Anne-Katrin Stahn
Weekly Report 6 / 2007

Top Posts in Big Companies Firmly in Male Hands

Women hold only 7.8% of the supervisory board posts in the 200 biggest companies (Top 200) in Germany - outside finance -, and three of four (76.0%) are worker´s representation delegates. More than one third of these companies do not have a woman on the supervisory board at all. The share of women on management boards is even smaller. In the 100 biggest companies (Top 100) there is only one woman on ...

2007| Elke Holst, Anne-Katrin Stahn
SOEPpapers 74 / 2007

Inequalities within Couples: Market Incomes and the Role of Taxes and Benefits in Europe

In spite of there being few elements of tax or cash benefit systems in developed countries that are any longer explicitly gender-biased in a discriminatory sense, it is well recognised that they have significant gender effects. To the extent that women earn less than men on average under tax-benefit systems that are progressive, there is some redistribution from men to women overall. However, an aggregate ...

2007| Francesco Figari, Herwig Immervoll, Horacio Levy, Holly Sutherland
Diskussionspapiere 706 / 2007

Entrepreneurs' Gender and Financial Constraints: Evidence from International Data

This paper studies gender discrimination against entrepreneurs by financial institutions. Based on the Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS) that covers firms in several countries of Western Europe as well as in the transition countries of Eastern Europe, our analysis suggests that female-managed firms are less likely to obtain a bank loan compared with male-managed counterparts. ...

2007| Alexander Muravyev, Dorothea Schäfer, Oleksandr Talavera
Diskussionspapiere 711 / 2007

The Gender Gap Reloaded: Are School Characteristics Linked to Labor Market Performance?

This study examines the wage gender gap of young adults in the 1970s, 1980s, and 2000 in the US. Using quantile regression we estimate the gender gap across the entire wage distribution. We also study the importance of high school characteristics in predicting future labor market performance. We conduct analyses for three major racial/ethnic groups in the US: Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics, employing ...

2007| Spyros Konstantopoulos, Amelie Constant
SOEPpapers 7 / 2007

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

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

2007| Annalena Dunkelberg, C. Katharina Spieß
SOEPpapers 15 / 2007

One Germany, Two Worlds of Housework? Examining Single and Partnered Women in the Decade after Unification

Despite much recent changes in gender relations, housework remains an area where women bear primary responsibility. This paper examines the role of policy and employment context on housework, not only for women who live with partners, but also for single women. I study German women's housework in the decade after unification, which allows me to simultaneously assess the impact of the ideological legacies ...

2007| Claudia Geist
SOEPpapers 20 / 2007

Women's Earning Power and the "Double Burden" of Market and Household Work

Bargaining theory suggests that married women who experience a relative improvement in their labour market position should experience a comparative gain within their marriage. However, if renegotiation possibilities are limited by institutional mechanisms that achieve long-term commitment, the opposite may be true, particularly if women are specialized in household activities and the labour market ...

2007| Natalie Chen, Paola Conconi, Carlo Perroni
Diskussionspapiere 570 / 2006

Labor Supply and Child Care Choices in a Rationed Child Care Market

In this paper, I suggest an empirical framework for the analysis of mothers' labor supply and child care choices, explicitly taking into account access restrictions to subsidized child care. This is particularly important for countries such as Germany, where subsidized child care is rationed and private child care is only available at considerably higher cost. I use a discrete choice panel data model ...

2006| Katharina Wrohlich
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