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  • Research Project

    WEALTHTRAJECT: Understanding Trajectories of Wealth Accumulation and Their Variability

    As part of the ERC Consolidator Grant WEALTHTRAJECT, Philipp Lersch will break new ground in wealth research over the next five years, and further expand the range of high quality data collection by SOEP. WEALTHTRAJECT is the first project to comprehensively and systematically investigate diversity in long-term wealth trajectories within and between social groups. The starting point of the...

    Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Research Project

    DECIPHE – Demographic Change and the Intergenerational Persistence in Homeownership in Europe

    DECIPHE is the first project to comprehensively study whether and how profound demographic changes in Europe impact the intergenerational persistence of homeownership, considering variations across countries, regions, and birth cohorts. It adopts a life course framework on housing tenure, in which individuals’ homeownership is shaped by their household members’ preferences and resources and...

    Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Nicht-referierte Aufsätze

    Kindergeld oder Kinderfreibetrag? Ein steuer- und familienpolitischer Evergreen

    In: Wirtschaftsdienst 104 (2024), 2, S. 70-71 | Stefan Bach
  • DIW Weekly Report 9 / 2024

    No Lasting Increase in the Gender Care Gap in Germany after the Coronavirus Pandemic

    The gender care gap, i.e., the difference between the amount of unpaid care work—such as childcare and housework—performed between men and women is comparatively high in Germany: Women take on much more unpaid care work than men. This gap increases consistently when starting a family. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, many feared that the gender care gap may grow even larger. In ...

    2024| Jonas Jessen, Lavinia Kinne, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Rent Control Effects through the Lens of Empirical Research: An Almost Complete Review of the Literature

    Rent control is a highly debated social policy that has been omnipresent since World War I. Since the 2010s, it is experiencing a true renaissance, for many cities and countries facing chronic housing shortages are desperately looking for solutions, directing their attention to controling housing rents and other restrictive policies. Is rent control useful or does it create more damage than utility? ...

    In: Journal of Housing Economics 63 (2024), 101983, 19 S. | Konstantin A. Kholodilin
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Education and Pandemic SARS-CoV-2 Infections in the German Working Population: The Mediating Role of Working from Home

    Objectives SARS-CoV-2 infections were unequally distributed during the pandemic, with those in disadvantaged socioeconomic positions being at higher risk. Little is known about the underlying mechanism of this association. This study assessed to what extent educational differences in SARS-CoV-2 infections were mediated by working from home.Methods We used data of the German working population derived ...

    In: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-02-12] | Benjamin Wachtler, Florian Beese, Ibrahim Demirer, Sebastian Haller, Timo-Kolja Pförtner, Morten Wahrendorf, Markus M Grabka, Jens Hoebel
  • 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
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Immigration, Female Labour Supply and Local Cultural Norms

    We study the local evolution of female labour supply and cultural norms in West Germany in reaction to the sudden presence of East Germans who migrated to the West after reunification. These migrants grew up with high rates of maternal employment, whereas West German families mostly followed the traditional breadwinner-housewife model. We find that West German women increase their labour supply and ...

    In: The Economic Journal 134 (2024), 659, S. 1146–1172 | Jonas Jessen, Sophia Schmitz, Felix Weinhardt
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Does Gender of Firm Ownership Matter? Female Entrepreneurs and the Gender Pay Gap

    We examine how the gender of business owners is related to the wages paid to female relative to male employees working in their firms. Using Finnish register data and employing firm fixed effects, we find that the gender pay gap is—starting from a gender pay gap of 11 to 12%—two to three percentage points lower for hourly wages in female-owned firms than in male-owned firms. Results are robust to how ...

    In: Journal of Population Economics 37 (2024), Art. 52, 31 S. | Alexander S. Kritikos, Mika Maliranta, Veera Nippala, Satu Nurmi
  • Externe Monographien

    Does Gender of Firm Ownership Matter? Female Entrepreneurs and the Gender Pay Gap

    We examine how the gender of business-owners is related to the wages paid to female relative to male employees working in their firms. Using Finnish register data and employing firm fixed effects, we find that the gender pay gap is – starting from a gender pay gap of 11 to 12 percent - two to three percentage-points lower for hourly wages in female-owned firms than in maleowned firms. Results are robust ...

    Potsdam: Universität Potsdam, 2024, 39 S.
    (CEPA Discussion Paper ; 76)
    | Alexander S. Kritikos, Mika Maliranta, Veera Nippala, Satu Nurmi
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