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  • 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
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Nonparametric Regression with Selectively Missing Covariates

    We consider the problem of regression with selectively observed covariates in a nonparametric framework. Our approach relies on instrumental variables that explain variation in the latent covariates but have no direct effect on selection. The regression function of interest is shown to be a weighted version of observed conditional expectation where the weighting function is a fraction of selection ...

    In: Journal of Econometrics 223 (2021), 1, S. 28-52 | Christoph Breunig, 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

    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 fulltime employment. ...

    Potsdam: CEPA, 2020, 33 S.
    (CEPA Discussion Papers ; 15)
    | Patricia Gallego Granados, Katharina Wrohlich
  • 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
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Does Subsidized Care for Toddlers Increase Maternal Labor Supply?

    Expanding public or publicly subsidized childcare has been a top social policy priority in many industrialized countries. It is supposed to increase fertility, promote children’s development and enhance mothers’ labor market attachment. In this paper, we analyze the causal effect of one of the largest expansions of subsidized childcare for children up to three years among industrialized countries on ...

    In: Labour Economics 62 (2020), 1017763, 18 S. | Kai-Uwe Müller, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Rising Longevity Gap by Lifetime Earnings: Distributional Implications for the Pension System

    This study uses German social security records to provide novel evidence on cohort trends of the heterogeneity in life expectancy by lifetime earnings and, additionally, documents the distributional implications of this earnings-related heterogeneity. We find a strong association between lifetime earnings and life expectancy at age 65 and show that the longevity gap is increasing across cohorts. For ...

    In: The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 17 (2020), 100199, 24 S. | Peter Haan, Daniel Kemptner, Holger Lüthen
  • 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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