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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Heterogeneous Effects of Social Assistance and Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from a Life-Cycle Model of Family Labor Supply and Savings

    We empirically analyze the heterogeneous welfare effects of unemployment insurance and social assistance. We estimate a structural life-cycle model of singles' and married couples' labor supply and savings decisions. The model includes heterogeneity by age, education, wealth, sex and household composition. In aggregate, social assistance dominates unemployment insurance; however, the opposite holds ...

    In: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 16 (2024), 2, S.127–181 | Peter Haan, Victoria Prowse
  • Nicht-referierte Aufsätze

    Kindergeld oder Kinderfreibetrag? Ein steuer- und familienpolitischer Evergreen

    In: Wirtschaftsdienst 104 (2024), 2, S. 70-71 | Stefan Bach
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Closing the Gaps? The Impact of Student Aid Eligibility on Application Behavior to Higher Education

    This study examines how conditional aid eligibility influences students’ application behaviors using extensive data from the French national application platform, Admission Post Bac (APB). Employing a generalized difference-in differences approach, we analyze the impact of an exogenous change in the income threshold for financial aid eligibility. Our primary focus is on high-achieving students, a...

    24.10.2023| Clara Schäper
  • Research Project

    The role of inherited wealth for wealth inequality in Germany

    In this project, a top-corrected wealth distribution is estimated on the basis of the inheritance tax statistics and the SOEP. We analyze the concentration of wealth, the portfolios of the wealthy, the importance of inherited wealth, the gender inheritance gap and the gender wealth gap as well as reactions to inheritance taxation.

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

    Essays in Applied Economics

    This dissertation consists of five independent chapters contributing to the field of applied economics. The first three chapters analyze workers' perceptions of the wage penalty associated with working part-time, further evaluating the labor supply implications of biased beliefs. Chapter 4 quantifies the effects of raising the normal retirement age on the career trajectories of middle-aged workers ...

    Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 2023, 281 S. | Annekatrin Schrenker
  • Externe Monographien

    (Unintended) Consequences of Social and Family Policies on Health and Well-Being: Five Essays in Health and Family Economics

    Diese Dissertation besteht aus fünf unabhängigen Kapiteln, die einen Beitrag zur Literatur im Bereich der Gesundheits- und Familienökonomie leisten. Das Hauptthema ist die Frage, wie sich sozial- und familienpolitische Maßnahmen auf die Gesundheit und das Wohlbefinden von verschiedenen Generationen - Kindern, Eltern und Großeltern - auswirken.Kapitel 2 analysiert den kausalen Effekt einer Anhebung ...

    Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 2023, XXV, 320 S. | Mara Barschkett
  • DIW Weekly Report 23 / 2023

    Facilitating the Transport and Heating Transition: Strengthen Carbon Pricing, Introduce a Climate Dividend, and Reduce Adaptation Costs

    Despite the easing of prices on the energy markets, private households continue to be burdened by elevated prices. The planned increase the planned increase in the carbon price for transport and heating will raise the burden on private households even further. These additional costs are unequally distributed and have a regressive effect, as poor households must spend much more relative to their net ...

    2023| Stefan Bach, Hermann Buslei, Lars Felder, Peter Haan
  • Diskussionspapiere 2040 / 2023

    The Heterogeneous Effects of Social Assistance and Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from a Life-Cycle Model of Family Labor Supply and Savings

    We empirically analyze the heterogeneous welfare effects of unemployment insurance and social assistance. We estimate a structural life-cycle model of singles' and married couples' labor supply and savings decisions. The model includes heterogeneity by age, education, wealth, sex and household composition. In aggregate, social assistance dominates unemployment insurance; however, the opposite holds ...

    2023| Peter Haan, Victoria Prowse
  • Externe Monographien

    The Effect of Pension Wealth on Employment

    This study provides novel evidence about the pension wealth elasticity of employment. For the identification we exploit reform-induced variation of pension wealth that is related to the number of children but which does not affect the implicit tax rate of employment. We use a difference-in-differences estimator based on administrative data from the German pension insurance and find that, on average, ...

    London: IFS, 2023, 49 S.
    (IFS Working Papers ; 23/01)
    | Sebastian Becker, Hermann Buslei, Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan
  • 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
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