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International SOEP User Conference

SOEP 2020 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (plans currently on hold)

We regret to inform you that due to the intensification of the COVID-19 epidemic in Europe we are pausing the preparations for the 14th SOEP User Conference 2020 (planned for July 9-10, 2020). We will notify all submitters by April 22, 2020 if the conference has to be postponed or even canceled.Thank you for your understanding, We apologise for any inconvenience. Please take care of yourself and

09.07.2020
Research Project

Wealth-Holders at the Top (WATT): An Interdisciplinary Research Network

How much do Germany’s top wealth holders own in assets? What are their socio-demographic and psychological characteristics? How do the rich get rich in the first place? And how involved are they in civic and political activities? The project Wealth-Holders at the Top (WATT) seeks to answer these key questions. The aim is to understand the extent, causes, and consequences of economic

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

Making a nation-wide randomized field experiment: Lessons from the Finnish basic income trial

The original goal of the Finnish experiment of 2017 and 2018 was to try to get some evidence on how a new social policy instrument mimicking a basic income would work and what kind of behavioral consequences it would have. The realized experiment was restricted to people aged 25–58 already receiving a labor market subsidy or unemployment allowance and a total of 2,000 participants were

28.01.2020| Olli Kangas, Michael C. Burda, Jürgen Schupp
Research Project

Perceptions of Inequalities and Justice in Europe (PIJE)

Over recent decades, European societies have witnessed increasing social inequalities. Faced with more flexible labor markets, open trade, and technological as well as ongoing demographic changes, European welfare models have been unable to effectively address this issue. Recent developments such as the yellow vest movement in France and the rise of populist parties across Europe have renewed

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Weitere Aufsätze

Populism, Protectionism and Paralysis

In: Intereconomics 55 (2020), 1, S. 1-3 | Marcel Fratzscher
SOEPpapers 1070 / 2020

Selection into Employment and the Gender Wage Gap across the Distribution and over Time

Using quantile regression methods, this paper analyses the gender wage gap across the wage distribution and over time (1990-2014), while controlling for changing sample selection into full-time employment. Our findings show that the selection-corrected gender wage gap is much larger than the one observed in the data, which is mainly due to large positive selection of women into full-time employment

2020| Patricia Gallego Granados, Katharina Wrohlich
SOEPpapers 1071 / 2020

Income Distribution and the Fear of Crime: Evidence from Germany

We here explore the link between individual concerns about crime and the distribution of income in Germany. We make use of 1995-2017 microdata from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) to show that both individual polarization and relative deprivation have statistically-significant effects on reported concerns about crime, while relative satisfaction plays no role. At the aggregate level, the

2020| Michelle Acampora, Conchita D'Ambrosio, Markus M. Grabka
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

2020| Annekatrin Schrenker, Aline Zucco
DIW Roundup 137 / 2020

Why Are We Eating so Much Meat?

There are various reasons why humans may want to reduce their consumption of meat and other animal products. In the following, we lay out important stylized facts about individual meat consumption, and then discuss the challenges and puzzles surrounding effective behavior change toward more sustainable, plant-based diets.

2020| Jana Friedrichsen, Manja Gärtner
SOEPpapers 1072 / 2020

The Situation of Female Immigrants on the German Labour Market: A Multi-Perspective Approach

While general ethnic disadvantages are well documented, much less is known about coinciding disadvantages of ethnic origin and gender. Based on theoretical arguments of human capital theory, sociocultural approaches, labour market segmentation theory, and discrimination mechanisms, we investigate whether immigrant women experience more difficulties on the labour market than immigrant men, non

2020| Zerrin Salikutluk, Johannes Giesecke, Martin Kroh
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