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SOEPpapers 1114 / 2020

Improving the Coverage of the Top-Wealth Population in the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)

We have developed and implemented a new sampling strategy to better represent very wealthy individuals in the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Our strategy is based on the empirical regularity that the very wealthy have at least part of their assets invested in businesses, and that businesses document shares of relevant shareholders in their books. Our results show that combined analysis of the ...

2020| Carsten Schröder, Charlotte Bartels, Konstantin Göbler, Markus M. Grabka, Johannes König, Rainer Siegers, Sabine Zinn
SOEPpapers 1115 / 2020

First Time Around: Local Conditions and Multi-dimensional Integration of Refugees

We study the causal effect of local labor market conditions and attitudes towards immigrants at the time of arrival on refugees’ multi-dimensional integration outcomes (economic, linguistic, navigational, political, psychological, and social). Using a unique dataset on refugees, we leverage a centralized allocation policy in Germany where refugees were exogenously assigned to live in specific counties. ...

2020| Cevat Giray Aksoy, Panu Poutvaara, Felicitas Schikora
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Cohort Changes in the Level and Dispersion of Gender Ideology after German Reunification: Results from a Natural Experiment

Modernization theorists’ ‘rising tide hypothesis’ predicted the continuous spread of egalitarian gender ideologies across the globe. We revisit this assumption by studying reunified Germany, a country that did not follow a strict modernization pathway. The socialist German Democratic Republic (GDR) actively fostered female employment and systematically promoted egalitarian ideologies before reunification ...

In: European Sociological Review 36 (2020), 5, S. 814–828 | Christian Ebner, Michael Kühhirt, Philipp Lersch
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The Political Economy of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Does Performance on the SDGs Affect Re-Election?

While the economic voting hypothesis is a well-researched approach to explain behavior at the ballot box, a broader perspective of economic, social and environmental issues regarding a government’s chances to get re-elected is still missing in the literature. In this context, this paper makes use for the first time of the Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the comprehensive ...

In: Sustainability 12 (2020), 16, 6445, 14 S. | Christian Kroll, Vera Zipperer
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Gender Bias in Justice of Earnings and Gender of Supervisor. Evidence from a Factorial Survey Experiment

There are persisting wage inequalities between men and women. These gender differences in wages are also reflected in gender differences in the justice evaluation of earnings. Women – even though structurally disadvantaged – evaluate their own wages more positively (“contented female worker paradox”) and at the same time both men and women show a...

11.11.2020| Anja Kirsch (FU Berlin), Carsten Sauer (Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen), Jule Adriaans, Katharina Wrohlich
Research Project

Life-course Income Dynamics (LINDY)

Concerns about inequality and questions of social justice and cohesion have re-entered the public arena and animate debate, provoked by the recent rapid increases in cross-sectional inequality. While much has been learnt from the literature on inequality, Deaton (2015) has outlined in his Nobel lecture several imperatives that are key to understanding inequalities and formulating welfare-enhancing...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Diskussionspapiere 1946 / 2021

The Impact of Selection into the Labor Force on the Gender Wage Gap

We study the impact of selection bias on estimates of the gender pay gap, focusing on whether the gender pay gap has fallen since 1981. Previous research has found divergent results across techniques, identification strategies, data sets, and time periods. Using Michigan Panel Study of Income Dynamics data and a number of different identification strategies, we find robust evidence that, after controlling ...

2021| Francine D. Blau, Lawrence M. Kahn, Nikolai Boboshko, Matthew Comey
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Household Income and Wealth among People with a Migration Background: A Comparison of Switzerland and Germany

In: Jürg Furrer ... (Eds.) , Migration, Integration, Participation : A Panorama of Swiss Society 2020
Neuchatel : Bundesamt für Statistik
S. 55-68
| Laura Ravazzini, Christoph Halbmeier, Christian Suter
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Changes in Gender Role Attitudes Following Couples’ Residential Relocations

Background: Residential relocations of couple households are associated with increases in objective gender inequality within families in paid and unpaid work. Little is known about how couples’ relocations affect subjective outcomes such as attitudes.Objective: We examine whether gender role attitudes change when families move residentially in Britain, empirically addressing potential explanations. ...

In: Demographic Research 40 (2019), Art. 39, S. 1111–1152 | Sergi Vidal, Philipp M.Lersch
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The Accumulation of Wealth in Marriage: Over-Time Change and Within-Couple Inequalities

This study examines the accumulation of personal wealth of husbands and wives and investigates the development of within-couple wealth inequalities over time in marriage. Going beyond previous re- search that mostly studied the marriage wealth premium using household-level wealth data and that conceptualized marriage as an instantaneous transition with uniform consequences over time, we argue that ...

In: European Sociological Review 36 (2020), 4, S. 580-593 | Nicole Kapelle, Philipp M. Lersch
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