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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 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 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 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 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
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
Monographien

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 278 / 2010

September 11th and the Earnings of Muslims in Germany: The Moderating Role of Education and Firm Size

While available evidence suggests that the events of September 11th negatively influenced the relative earnings of employees with Arab background in the US, it is not clear that they had similar effects in other countries. Our study for Germany provides evidence that the events also affected the relative earnings of Muslims outside the US. However, the results show that there was no uniform effect ...

2010| Thomas Cornelißen, Uwe Jirjahn
SOEPpapers 264 / 2010

The Optimal Choice of a Reference Standard for Income Comparisons: Indirect Evidence from Immigrants' Return Visits

I propose two new tests of Falk and Knell's (2004) prediction that individuals' reference income increases with ability. To overcome the difficulty that the reference incomeis not observed in existing large data sets, I extend Falk and Knell's model to establish a link between immigrants' reference income and their return visits to their countries of origin. I derive the (arguably counter-intuitive) ...

2010| Holger Stichnoth
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