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  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2022

    Markedly More Women on Executive Boards of Large Companies; Inclusion Requirement Seemingly Already Having an Effect

    There was a significant increase in the number of women on executive boards of large companies in Germany from 2020 to 2021 after years of slow progress: In fall 2021, there were 139 women on the executive boards of the 200 largest companies, 38 more than in 2020. This is an increase of a good three percentage points to almost 15 percent, the largest seen since the beginning of the DIW Berlin Women ...

    2022| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2022

    While Gender Quotas for Top Positions in the Private Sector Differ across EU Countries, They Are Effective Overall

    This second report in the DIW Berlin Women Executives Barometer 2022 explores the designs and effects of gender quotas across Europe, coming to the conclusion that they are an effective instrument for increasing the share of women in top positions at large companies. Furthermore, the quotas differ greatly between the countries, for example in regard to the number of companies subject to the quota, ...

    2022| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Research Project

    Distribution effects and incentive effects of coordinated climate and social policy

    The aim of this research project is the development and empirical evaluation of climate and social policy instruments, which on the one hand contribute to achieving climate neutrality by 2045, and on the other hand could be implemented in a socially compatible way. The focus is on empirical analysis of the distribution and incentive effects including their interactions which are evaluated by...

    Current Project| Public Economics
  • Infographic

    The lower the income, the lower the share Riester savers

    05.10.2021
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Parental Leave and Discrimination on the Labor Market

    23.06.2021| Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Social Mobility and Economic Development

    We explore the role of social mobility as driver of economic development. First, we draw the geography of intergenerational mobility of education for 52 Latin American regions, as well as its evolution over time. Then, through a novel weighting procedure that considers the aggregate participation of cohorts to the economy in every year, we estimate the effect of changes in mobility on economic...

    28.05.2021| Guido Neidhöfer, ZEW
  • Research Project

    Unequal ageing: life-expectancy, care needs and reforms to the welfare state

    The main objective of this project is to analyse how inequalities in old age have developed over time and birth cohorts, to what extent public policies have influenced these trends, and to assess the potential of sociopolitical reforms to reduce such inequalities. This project analyses and compares data and sociopolitical reforms (retirement and longterm care) from North America (Canada), Western...

    Current Project| Public Economics
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Culture, Children and Couple Gender Inequality

    This paper examines how culture determines within-couple gender inequality. Exploiting the setting of Germany's division and reunification, I compare child penalties of couples socialised in a more gender-egalitarian culture to those in a gender-traditional culture. The long-run penalty on the female income share is 30.9% in West German couples, compared to 18.3% in East German...

    17.02.2021| Jonas Jessen
  • DIW Weekly Report 49-52 / 2021

    Universal Capital Endowment and Wealth Taxes Could Reduce Wealth Inequality

    Wealth is very unequally distributed in Germany. To effect a long-term reduction, the new Federal Government could focus on more effectively promoting home ownership, supplementary retirement provision, and other precautionary savings. However, a universal capital endowment could decrease wealth inequality much more rapidly and successfully. In this report, a universal capital endowment of up to 20,000 ...

    2021| Stefan Bach
  • DIW Weekly Report 44/45 / 2021

    Need for Long-Term Care Depends on Social Standing

    The poor have a significantly shorter life expectancy than the wealthy. Using data from the Socio-Economic Panel, this Weekly Report shows that poorer people become in need of care earlier in life and more often. In addition, blue-collar workers have a higher risk of requiring care than civil servants, as do people with high job strain compared to those with low job strain. The risk of dependence on ...

    2021| Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Hannes Kröger, Maximilian Schaller
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