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  • DIW Weekly Report 40 / 2021

    20 Years of the Riester Pension - Personal Retirement Provision Requires Reform

    Introduced 20 years ago as a part of the 2001 pension reform, the Riester pension is meant to function as an essential component of the German pension system with the aim of compensating for decreasing public pensions. However, data collected by the SOEP show that this objective has not yet been achieved. For ten years, use of the Riester pension plan has been stagnating at around 25 percent of the ...

    2021| Johannes Geyer, Markus M. Grabka, Peter Haan
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Long-Term Effects of Equal Sharing: Evidence from Inheritance Rules for Land

    What are the long-term economic effects of a more equal distribution of wealth? We exploit variation in historical inheritance rules for land traversing political, linguistic, geological, and religious borders in Germany. In some German areas, inherited land was to be shared or divided equally among children, while in others land was ruled to be indivisible. Using a geographic regression...

    02.12.2020| Charlotte Bartels
  • Research Project

    Effects of the legal minimum wage on poverty

    The project analyses the effects of the statutory minimum wage on poverty in Germany. We use the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) to examine the development of income poverty. Using a microsimulation model, the project studies the effect of minimum wages on social benefits.

    Completed Project| Public Economics, German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Externe Monographien

    Income, Consumption and Wealth Inequality in Germany: Three Concepts, Three Stories?

    Given how controversially inequality is still being discussed by both academics and policy makers in Germany, we discuss methodological issues related to the measurement of inequalities and review the literature and empirical estimates of different forms of inequality. One important issue is the choice of the measure of well-being: the central measures discussed are household equivalent disposable ...

    Berlin: Forum for a New Economy, 2020, 25 S.
    (Forum New Economy Basic Papers ; 2)
    | Charlotte Bartels, Carsten Schroeder
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Labor Market and Distributional Effects of an Increase in the Retirement Age

    We evaluate the labor market and distributional effects of an increase in the early retirement age (ERA) from 60 to 63 for women born after 1951. We use a regression discontinuity design which exploits the strong increase in the ERA between women born in 1951 and 1952. The analysis is based on the German microcensus which includes about 370,000 households per year. We focus on heterogeneous labor market ...

    In: Labour Economics 65 (2020), 101817, 21 S. | Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid, Michael Peters
  • DIW Weekly Report 10 / 2020

    The Gender Pay Gap Begins to Increase Sharply at Age of 30

    The gender pay gap increases with age: While the average gross hourly wage gap between male and female 30-year-olds is nine percent, the gap triples to 28 percent by the age of 50. This stark increase is due to differences in employment behavior in the decades between the ages of 30 and 50. Beginning at age 30, women often switch to part-time work to be able to provide childcare, whereas men tend to ...

    2020| Annekatrin Schrenker, Aline Zucco
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Job Displacement, Family Dynamics and Spousal Labor Supply

    We study the effectiveness of intrahousehold insurance among married couples when the husband loses his job due to a mass layoff or plant closure. Empirical results based on Austrian administrative data show that husbands suffer persistent employment and earnings losses, while wives' labor supply increases moderately due to extensive margin responses. Wives' earnings gains recover only a tiny fraction ...

    In: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 12 (2020), 4, S. 253-287 | Martin Halla, Julia Schmieder, Andrea Weber
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Does Subsidized Care for Toddlers Increase Maternal Labor Supply?

    Expanding public or publicly subsidized childcare has been a top social policy priority in many industrialized countries. It is supposed to increase fertility, promote children’s development and enhance mothers’ labor market attachment. In this paper, we analyze the causal effect of one of the largest expansions of subsidized childcare for children up to three years among industrialized countries on ...

    In: Labour Economics 62 (2020), 1017763, 18 S. | Kai-Uwe Müller, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    The Rising Longevity Gap by Lifetime Earnings: Distributional Implications for the Pension System

    This study uses German social security records to provide novel evidence on cohort trends of the heterogeneity in life expectancy by lifetime earnings and, additionally, documents the distributional implications of this earnings-related heterogeneity. We find a strong association between lifetime earnings and life expectancy at age 65 and show that the longevity gap is increasing across cohorts. For ...

    In: The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 17 (2020), 100199, 24 S. | Peter Haan, Daniel Kemptner, Holger Lüthen
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    A question of gender: How promotions affect earnings

    Occupational positions can explain an important part of the differences in pay between men and women. However, a considerable Gender Pay Gap exists even within the same occupational position. In this paper, we aim at understanding the reason for the gap within occupational positions and, therefore, investigate whether promotions lead to the same effect on earnings growth for men and women....

    27.11.2019| Aline Zucco
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