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  • Workshop

    Workshop Economic and Psychological Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Self-employed

    Based on various data sources, the workshop will examine the economic and psychological situation of the self-employed three years after the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Next to analyzing the immediate impact of the crisis, the workshop will address the adjustment measures taken by the self-employed and the long-term consequences. Possible research questions include what strategies the self...

    18.01.2023
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Restrictions to Civil Liberties in a Pandemic and Satisfaction with Democracy

    Unexpected crises, such as armed conflicts, natural disasters and pandemics require immediate government decisions on how to act to protect the population. The COVID-19 pandemic was the worst sudden onset global crisis since the Second World War, and highlighted tension between civil liberties and public health objectives. How did attitudes towards democracy respond to restrictive policy...

    17.01.2023| Lorenz Meister
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    Socioeconomic Position and Sars-Cov-2 Infections: Seroepidemiological Findings from a German Nationwide Dynamic Cohort

    Background Evidence on the relationship between socioeconomic position (SEP) and infections with SARS-CoV-2 is still limited as most of the available studies are ecological in nature. This is the first German nationwide study to examine differences in the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections according to SEP at the individual level.Methods The ‘CORONA-MONITORING bundesweit’ (RKI-SOEP) study is a seroepidemiological ...

    In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (2023), im Ersch. [online first: 2021-09] | Jens Hoebel, Markus M Grabka, Carsten Schröder, Sebastian Haller, Hannelore Neuhauser, Benjamin Wachtler, Lars Schaade, Stefan Liebig, Claudia Hövener, Sabine Zinn
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    Corona Monitoring Nationwide (RKI-SOEP-2): Seroepidemiological Study on the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Across Germany

    SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus, spread across Germany within just a short period of time. Seroepidemiological studies are able to estimate the proportion of the population with antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 infection (seroprevalence) as well as the level of undetected infections, which are not captured in official figures. In the seroepidemiological study Corona Monitoring Nationwide (RKI-SOEP-2), biospecimens ...

    In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (2023), im Ersch. [online first: 2022-09-07] | Susanne Bartig, Herbert Brücker, Hans Butschalowsky, Christian Danne, Antje Gößwald, Laura Goßner, Markus M. Grabka, Sebastian Haller, Doris Hess, Isabell Hey, Jens Hoebel, Susanne Jordan, Ulrike Kubisch, Wenke Niehues, Christina Poethko-Mueller, Maximilian Priem, Nina Rother, Lars Schaade, Angelika Schaffrath Rosario, Martin Schlaud, Manuel Siegert, Silke Stahlberg, Hans W. Steinhauer, Kerstin Tanis, Sabrina Torregroza, Parvati Trübswetter, Jörg Wernitz, Lothar H. Wieler, Hendrik Wilking, Sabine Zinn
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    The Gender Division of Unpaid Care Work throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic in Germany

    The COVID-19 pandemic and related closures of day care centres and schools significantly increased the amount of care work done by parents. There has been much speculation over whether the pandemic increased or decreased gender equality in parental care work. Based on representative data for Germany from spring 2020 and winter 2021 we present an empirical analysis that shows that although gender inequality ...

    In: German Economic Review im Ersch. (2023), [Online first: 2022-07-28] | Jonas Jessen, C. Katharina Spiess, Sevrin Waights, Katharina Wrohlich
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    Pandemic Depression: COVID-19 and the Mental Health of the Self-Employed

    We investigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-employed people’s mental health. Using representative longitudinal survey data from Germany, we reveal differential effects by gender: whereas self-employed women experienced a substantial deterioration in their mental health, self-employed men displayed no significant changes up to early 2021. Financial losses are important in explaining these ...

    In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2023), im Ersch. [online first: 2022-06-08] | Marco Caliendo, Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
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    The Effects of an Increase in the Retirement Age on Health Care Costs: Evidence from Administrative Data

    In this paper, we use unique health record data that cover outpatient care and the associated costs to quantify the health care costs of a sizable increase in the retirement age in Germany. For the identification, we exploit a sizable cohort-specific pension reform which abolished an early retirement program for all women born after 1951. Our results show that health care costs significantly increase ...

    In: The European Journal of Health Economics im Ersch. (2023), [online first: 2022-10-23] | Johannes Geyer, Mara Barschkett, Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Chronic disease onset and wellbeing. Analyzing level, trend effects, and exploring the role of healthcare access

    Objectives: Experiencing the onset of a chronic disease is a major life event impacting living conditions and wellbeing. Using longitudinal data, this study investigates immediate and trend impacts of chronic disease onset on life satisfaction and health satisfaction. It further examines, whether healthcare access buffers the immediate wellbeing reduction after disease onset.Methods: Data were...

    14.12.2022| Barbara Stacherl
  • Event

    8th BCCP Forum

    Leibniz ScienceCampusBerlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) Forum The Forum will bring together all BCCP fellows in law and economics who are engaged in the activities of the science campus. We will have the opportunity to learn about each other’s research during short presentations by the different partner institutions followed by open discussion. The objective of the meeting is to encourage...

    02.12.2022
  • Workshop

    Workshop on the Integration of Refugee Families in Host Countries: Research Advances, Policy Improvements, and Data Challenges

    This one-day workshop aims to bring together researchers working on various aspects of the integration of refugee families into host societies and discuss the most recent research developments in this field. It also aims to discuss empirical research, data collection, and policy challenges in view of the new waves of refugees expected to arrive to Europe in the near future. To this end, the...

    28.11.2022| Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Herbert Brücker (IAB, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Director of BIM)
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