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  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2021

    Gender Diversity Benefits Supervisory Board Work of Many Companies

    Over the past years, the proportion of women on the supervisory boards of major companies in Germany has increased. As this second report in the DIW Women Executives Barometer 2021 shows, this has a meaningful, positive impact on the supervisory boards of many companies, and affects interactions between members, discussions, and decision-making. These findings are based on qualitative interviews with ...

    2021| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2021

    Momentum in Sight for the Executive Boards of Major German Companies: Editorial

    2021| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 27/28 / 2021

    Real Estate Taxation Reform: Tax Land Values, Abolish Privileges

    Real estate is taxed at comparatively low rates in Germany, with primarily the affluent benefiting from numerous existing tax privileges. This Weekly Report describes the current state of real estate taxation in Germany and outlines reform proposals that could increase tax revenue, improve the efficiency of the tax system, and reduce wealth and income inequality. In the case of property tax, value-based ...

    2021| Stefan Bach, Sebastian Eichfelder
  • 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
  • DIW Weekly Report 40 / 2021

    20 Years of the Riester Pension - Personal Retirement Provision Requires Reform

    Introduced 20 years ago as a part of the 2001 pension reform, the Riester pension is meant to function as an essential component of the German pension system with the aim of compensating for decreasing public pensions. However, data collected by the SOEP show that this objective has not yet been achieved. For ten years, use of the Riester pension plan has been stagnating at around 25 percent of the ...

    2021| Johannes Geyer, Markus M. Grabka, Peter Haan
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Long-Term Effects of Equal Sharing: Evidence from Inheritance Rules for Land

    What are the long-term economic effects of a more equal distribution of wealth? We exploit variation in historical inheritance rules for land traversing political, linguistic, geological, and religious borders in Germany. In some German areas, inherited land was to be shared or divided equally among children, while in others land was ruled to be indivisible. Using a geographic regression...

    02.12.2020| Charlotte Bartels
  • Research Project

    Effects of the legal minimum wage on poverty

    The project analyses the effects of the statutory minimum wage on poverty in Germany. We use the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) to examine the development of income poverty. Using a microsimulation model, the project studies the effect of minimum wages on social benefits.

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

    Income, Consumption and Wealth Inequality in Germany: Three Concepts, Three Stories?

    Given how controversially inequality is still being discussed by both academics and policy makers in Germany, we discuss methodological issues related to the measurement of inequalities and review the literature and empirical estimates of different forms of inequality. One important issue is the choice of the measure of well-being: the central measures discussed are household equivalent disposable ...

    Berlin: Forum for a New Economy, 2020, 25 S.
    (Forum New Economy Basic Papers ; 2)
    | Charlotte Bartels, Carsten Schroeder
  • DIW Weekly Report 13 / 2020

    STEM Careers: Workshops Using Role Model Can Reduce Gender Stereotypes

    Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM occupations (science, technology, engineering, and math). Based on a survey among secondary school students in Vienna, we show, for instance, that girls’ career aspirations, interests, and self-assessed skills in STEM fields are related to gender stereo- types. Parents also play a crucial role in this context. Further results indicate that a half-day career ...

    2020| Katharina Drescher, Simone Häckl, Julia Schmieder
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