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20 February 2019

SOEP Brown Bag Seminar The Minimum Wage and Fair Wage Perceptions

Whether workers feel they are paid fairly is an important determinant of their job satisfaction and productivity. Minimum wage laws aim for fairer wages for low-income workers. But, what are the impacts of minimum wage laws on workers’ fairness perceptions? Using survey data from German Socio-Economic Panel, we show that the introduction of minimum wage law in Germany increased the stated fair wage of affected workers. We, then experimentally investigate whether the rise in fair wage is a mechanical response to obligatory wage increases or whether the designated minimum wage serves as a reference point for fair wages. We do not find that the minimum wage acts as a reference point. Further, our experimental results suggest that the existence of a minimum wage does not change what wage is normatively perceived as fair.

Speaker
  • Levent Neyse

  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 461
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 326
    20 February 2019

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Retirement and informal care provision - Effects of the 1999 pension reform in Germany

    Using a reform induced increase in the ERA for German women this paper uncovers causal effects of retirement on informal care provision. Studies so far focus on the causality of labor supply on informal care activity in the middle part of an individual’s working career, mostly neglecting effects of retirement. This paper uses the 1999 reform that abolished the ERA at age 60 for women born from 1952 onward to instrument retirement and estimate a causal effect on informal care provision. Doing so, the underlying mechanism, namely that retirement solves a time conflict at the individual level is accessed. I apply two German survey data sets (SOEP and SHARE) and find that affected women decrease their care activity due to the reform on the extensive margin. In an heterogeneity analysis I show that women retiring from employment and highly educated women drive the results. Retirement is estimated to increase informal care activity on the extensive margin.

    Speaker
    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    Anna-J.-Schwartz-Raum DIW Berlin Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 265
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 334
    12 April 2019

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Family Time Allocations over the last Half Century

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    Speaker
  • Alexandros Theloudis, LISER (Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research) and University College London

  • Inviter
    Time
    13.15 - 14.30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673
    21 June 2019

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of Opportunity from Regression Trees

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    Speaker
  • Paul Hufe, ifo Insititut, München

  • Inviter
    Time
    13.15 - 1430
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673