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SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The Minimum Wage and Fair Wage Perceptions

Whether workers feel they are paid fairly is an important determinant of their job satisfaction and productivity. Minimum wage laws aim for fairer wages for low-income workers. But, what are the impacts of minimum wage laws on workers’ ...

20.02.2019| Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Was Marx Right? Income Inequality, Market Concentration and Voting in late 19th Century Germany

The  recent  debate  on  the  causes  and  consequences  of  income  inequality shows striking similarity to the debate in many parts of Europe before 1914. Today and back then the focus was on ...

06.02.2019| Charlotte Bartels
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Wage premia for skills: complementarity between cognitive and non-cognitive skills

Abstract:I present evidence on the association between individuals' cognitive abilities, personality traits, and earnings in Poland. I find that cognitive skills and certain personality traits are complements. In particular, I find that ...

30.01.2019| Marta Palcznska (Institute for Structural Research)
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Looking for the Missing Rich: Tracing the Top Tail of the Wealth Distribution

We analyse the top tail of the wealth distribution in France, Germany, and Spain using the first and second waves of the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS). Since top wealth is likely to be under-represented in household surveys, we ...

In: International Tax and Public Finance 26 (2019), 6, S. 1234-1258 | Stefan Bach, Andreas Thiemann, Aline Zucco
DIW Weekly Report 44/45 / 2019

A Comparison of Earnings Justice throughout Europe: Widespread Approval in Germany for Income Distribution According to Need and Equity

The present study compares the perceptions of fairness of national earned incomes between the populations of Germany and the rest of Europe based on recent data from the European Social Survey (ESS). The vast majority of European respondents consider

2019| Jule Adriaans, Philipp Eisnecker, Stefan Liebig
DIW Weekly Report 46/47/48 / 2019

100 Years of the Modern German Tax System: Foundation, Reforms, and Challenges

The tax and fiscal reforms headed by German finance minister Matthias Erzberger in 1919 and 1920 fundamentally reshaped German public finances. The total tax revenue as a percentage of GDP, or tax-to-GDP ratio, doubled and increased continually until

2019| Stefan Bach
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Top Incomes in Germany, 1871-2014

This study provides new evidence on top income shares in Germany from industrialization to the present. Income concentration was high in the nineteenth century, dropped sharply after WWI and during the hyperinflation years of the 1920s, then ...

In: The Journal of Economic History 79 (2019), 3, S. 669-707 | Charlotte Bartels
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Wealth Changes and Their Impact on Subjective Well-Being

Besides income, wealth plays an important role for the economic situation as well as the satisfaction of persons. So far the relationship between income as a flow measure and subjective well-being (SWB) is widely described. However, research in the .

In: Social Indicators Research Series
(2019), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-06-25]
im Ersch. [online first: 2019-06-25]
| Christoph Halbmeier, Markus M. Grabka
DIW Weekly Report 26/27 / 2019

Fear of Stigmatization Prevents Individuals from Claiming Benefits

The desire to avoid the shame of being dependent on government aid is often cited as a cause of low welfare take-up rates. In contrast to other obstacles, such as transaction costs or a lack of information, little empirical research has been ...

2019| Jana Friedrichsen, Renke Schmacker
SOEPpapers 1042 / 2019

The Immigrant-Native Wage Gap in Germany Revisited

This study provides new evidence on the levels of economic integration experienced by foreigners and naturalised immigrants relative to native Germans from 1994 to 2015. We decompose the wage gap using the method for unconditional quantile regression

2019| Kai Ingwersen, Stephan L. Thomsen
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