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  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Gender differences and stereotypes in media coverage of company board members

    Women continue to be underrepresented in leadership positions in the corporate sector such as on company boards. One of the reasons for this underrepresentation are gender stereotypes on the skill distribution, social and occupational roles, personality traits, and how they affect labor market decision making. Media plays an important role in transporting gender stereotypes. In this paper we...

    21.06.2023| Virginia Sondergeld
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Short-time Work vs. Unemployment: Gendered Differences in Labour Market Outcomes

    In the recent economic crises, Germany has made use of job retention schemes and in particular short-time work benefits ('Kurzarbeit') to tackle shocks in labor demand. Under these schemes, workers have not been laid off and received unemployment benefits, but reduced their working hours (or stopped working) for a limited amount of time while receiving short-time leave benefits. While the effect...

    07.06.2023| Clara Schäper
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Increasing disability benefits: selection and labor market effects.

    We study the incentive and labor market effects of disability benefit programs using unique policy variation in Germany. In 2014, disability benefits of new recipients were increased considerably while eligibility criteria were not changed. We exploit this quasi-experimental policy variation to test the implications at two different margins. First, we analyze to what extent an increase in the...

    24.05.2023| Annica Gehlen
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    Refugee women's labor market participation is increasing

    17.05.2023
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Do Natural Disasters affect Retirement Savings? Evidence from Queensland Floods 2010-2011

    Pension funds carry implications on citizens wellbeing in their retirement years and countries’ growths, rendering changes to them following natural disasters of great importance. Using administrative data that comprises a 10 percent random sample of the Australian population and a natural experimental design, we investigate the effects of natural disasters on retirement savings in the aftermath...

    17.05.2023| Merve Küçük
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    The Economic Determinants of Bitterness – Evidence from Plant Closures in Germany

    -- joint with Panu Poutvaara and Max Steinhardt This study analyzes the determinants of bitterness, which describes a feeling of not having achieved what one deserves compared to others. First, we perform pooled OLS and fixed effects regressions, showing that bitterness is associated with various economic and non-economic factors, whereby the effect of unemployment stands out. Therefore, in the...

    19.04.2023| Christopher Prömel, Freie Universität Berlin
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    Gender pay gap and gender care gap both increase sharply until middle age

    01.03.2023
  • Infographic

    Relieve through midijob reform

    20.02.2023
  • 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

    Local Unemployment and Postsecondary Education

    This study uses administrative data on the universe of students in tertiary education in Germany and shows that university enrollment depends negatively on the local unemployment rate at high school graduation. This finding contradicts common evidence on countercyclical US undergraduate enrollment. Students' financial dependency and loan aversion suggest reduced parental income as dominant...

    18.01.2023| Andreas Leibing
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