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SOEPpapers 479 / 2012

Convergence or Divergence? Immigrant Wage Assimilation Patterns in Germany

Using a rich panel data set, I estimate wage assimilation patterns for immigrants in Germany as an example of a key European destination country. This study contributes to the literature by performing separate estimations by skill groups. Comparisons with similar natives reveal that immigrants' experience earnings profiles are flatter on average, although clear differences exist between skill groups. ...

2012| Michael Zibrowius
SOEPpapers 493 / 2012

Gender Differences in Residential Mobility: The Case of Leaving Home in East Germany

This paper investigates gender differences in the spatial mobility of young adults when initially leaving their parental home. Using individual data from 11 waves (2000-2010) of the SOEP, we examine whether female home leavers in East Germany move across greater distances than males and whether these differences are explained by the gender gap in education. Our results reveal that female home leavers ...

2012| Ferdinand Geissler, Thomas Leopold, Sebastian Pink
SOEPpapers 410 / 2011

Residential Segregation and Immigrants' Satisfaction with the Neighborhood in Germany

Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, this study examines the relationship between immigrant residential segregation and immigrants' satisfaction with the neighborhood. The estimates show that immigrants living in segregated areas are less satisfied with the neighborhood. This is consistent with the hypothesis that housing discrimination rather than self-selection plays an important role ...

2011| Verena Dill, Uwe Jirjahn, Georgi Tsertvadze
Research Project

Economics of Climate Change: Coping with Shocks in Mongolia – Vulnerability, Assets and Migration (Shocks Mongolia)

This project analyzes the impact of climate shocks on the livelihoods and welfare of households in Mongolia. Our analysis particularly focuses on extreme weather events, locally called dzud disasters (see box below). As a consequence of climate change and global warming, it is very likely that climate shocks, such as dzud, will occur more frequently and with greater intensity. As part of the...

Completed Project
SOEPpapers 508 / 2012

Kick It Like Özil? Decomposing the Native-Migrant Education Gap

We investigate second generation migrants and native children at several stages in the German education system to analyze the determinants of the persistent native-migrant gap. One part of the gap can be attributed to differences in socioeconomic background and another part remains unexplained. Faced with this decomposition problem, we apply linear and matching decomposition methods. Accounting for ...

2012| Annabelle Krause, Ulf Rinne, Simone Schüller
SOEPpapers 417 / 2011

Self-Employment and Geographical Mobility in Germany

Little is known about the individual location behaviour of self-employed entrepreneurs. This paper investigates the geographical mobility behaviour of self-employed entrepreneurs, as compared to employees, thereby shedding new light onto the place embeddedness of self-employment. It examines whether self-employed entrepreneurs are "rooted" in place and also whether those who are more rooted in place ...

2011| Darja Reuschke
SOEPpapers 354 / 2011

Remittances and Gender: Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Evidence

In this paper, we focus on network- and gender-specific determinants of remittances, which are often explained theoretically by way of intra-family contracts. We develop a basic formal concept that includes aspects of the transnational network and derive hypotheses from it. For our empirical investigation, we use data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) for the years 2001-2006. Our findings ...

2011| Elke Holst, Andrea Schäfer, Mechthild Schrooten
Diskussionspapiere 1096 / 2011

High-Skilled Immigration Policy in Europe

Whether Europe will be able to stand up to its internal and external challenges crucially depends on its ability to manage its internal mobility and inflows of international migrants. Using a unique expert opinion survey, we document that Europe needs skilled migrants, and skill mismatch is to be expected. A review of current immigration policies shows that despite a number of positive recent developments ...

2011| Martin Kahanec, Klaus F. Zimmermann
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High-Skilled Immigration Policy in Europe

Bonn: IZA, 2010, 40 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 5399)
| Martin Kahanec, Klaus F. Zimmermann
SOEPpapers 291 / 2010

A Socio-Economic Analysis of Youth Disconnectedness

Disconnectedness among youth can have several dimensions. From a socio-economic viewpoint, failure in school, unemployment and the lack of an intimate relationship are among the most important ones. In our samples from SOEP youth questionnaires, approximately 13% of young people in Germany between the ages of 17 and 19 are disconnected. The percentage of disconnected youths has been on the rise since ...

2010| Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Ruben R. Seiberlich
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