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  • 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 3/4 / 2021

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

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

    Number of Women on Boards of Large Firms Increasing Slowly; Legal Requirements Could Provide Momentum

    The proportion of women on the boards of large companies in Germany continued to increase during 2020. In the fourth quarter of 2020, there were 101 female executive board members in the 200 largest companies, seven more than in 2019. However, growth was slow, as it was in some of the other groups of companies as well: The proportion of women on the executive boards of the top 200 companies (around ...

    2021| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
  • 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
  • Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

    Few Top Positions in Economics Are Held by Women

    In: VoxEU.org (15.02.2021), [Online-Artikel] | Philip Hanspach, Virginia Sondergeld, Jess Palka
  • 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
  • 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 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
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