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SOEPpapers 134 / 2008

Assessing Intergenerational Earnings Persistence among German Workers

In this study we assess the relationship between father and son earnings among (West) German Workers. To reduce the lifecycle and attenuation bias a novel sampling procedure is developed and applied to the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) 1984-2006. Our preferred point estimate indicates an intergenerational earnings elasticity of 1/3 .

2008| Philipp Eisenhauer, Friedhelm Pfeiffer
SOEPpapers 13 / 2007

Educational Expansion and Its Heterogeneous Returns for Wage Workers

This paper examines the evolution of returns to education in the West German labour market over the last two decades. During this period, graduates from the period of educational expansion entered the labour market and an upgrading of the skill structure took place. In order to tackle the issues of endogeneity of schooling and its heterogeneous returns we apply two estimation methods: Wooldridge's ...

2007| Michael Gebel, Friedhelm Pfeiffer
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 1997

Gender Differences in Poverty and its Duration: An Analysis of Germany and Great Britain

1997| Elisabetta Ruspini
Diskussionspapiere 311 / 2002

Accounting for Poverty Differences between the United States, Great Britain, and Germany

We propose a framework for comparing the relationship between poverty and personal characteristics across countries (or across years), and use it to compare levels and patterns of relative poverty in the USA, Great Britain and Germany during the 1990s. The higher aggregate poverty rates in the USA and in Britain relative to Germany were mostly accounted for by higher poverty rates conditional on characteristics, ...

2002| Martin Biewen, Stephen P. Jenkins
Diskussionspapiere 288 / 2002

Modelling Low Income Transitions

We examine the determinants of low income transitions using first-order Markov models that control for initial conditions effects (those found to be poor in the base year may be a nonrandom sample) and for attrition (panel retention may also be non-random). Our econometric model is a form of endogeneous switching regression, and is fitted using simulated maximum likelihood methods. The estimates, derived ...

2002| Lorenzo Cappellari, Stephen P. Jenkins
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2001

Cross-National Estimates of the Intergenerational Mobility in Earnings

This paper examines the similarity in the association between earnings of sons and fathers in Germany and the United States. It relaxes the log-linear functional form imposed in most studies of the intergenerational earnings association. Theory implies the relationship between earnings of fathers and sons could be nonlinear, especially at the tails of the distribution of earnings of fathers. When a ...

2001| Dean R. Lillard
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Living Conditions of Immigrant Children in Germany

In: Koen Vleminckx, Timothy M. Smeeding (Eds.) , Child Well-Being, Child Poverty and Child Policy in Modern Nations
Bristol : Policy Press
S. 275-298
| Joachim R. Frick, Gert G. Wagner
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Scar or Blemish? Investigating the Long-Term Impact of Involuntary Job Loss on Health

In: Axel Börsch-Supan, Martina Brandt, Karsten Hank, Mathis Schröder (Eds.) , The Individual and the Welfare State
Berlin [u.a.] : Springer
S. 191-201
| Mathis Schröder
SOEPpapers 520 / 2012

The Impact of the German Child Benefit on Child Well-Being

The German Child Benefit ("Kindergeld") is paid to legal guardians of children as a cash benefit. This study employs exogenous variations in the amount of child benefit received by households to investigate the extent to which these various changes have translated into an improvement in the circumstances of children related to their well-being. I use the German Socio-Economic Panel to estimate the ...

2012| Christian Raschke
SOEPpapers 500 / 2012

Mobility Regimes and Parental Wealth: The United States, Germany, and Sweden in Comparison

We study the role of parental wealth for children's educational and occupational outcomes across three types of welfare states and outline a theoretical model that assumes parental wealth to impact offspring's attainment through two mechanisms, wealth's purchasing function and its insurance function. We argue that welfare states can limit the purchasing function of wealth, for instance by providing ...

2012| Fabian T. Pfeffer, Martin Hällsten
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