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SOEPpapers 1038 / 2019

Depression, Risk Preferences and Risk-Taking Behavior

Depression affects the way that people process information and make decisions, including those involving risk and uncertainty. Our objective is to analyze the way that depressive episodes shape risk preferences and risk-taking behaviors. We are the .

2019| Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Sarah Dahmann, Nathan Kettlewell
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Medical Malpractice Appeals in a Civil Law System: Do Administrative and Civil Courts Award Noneconomic Damages Differently?

How do courts award noneconomic damages? Does it matter if the state is the defendant? This article addresses these questions in the context of medical malpractice appeals to the Spanish Supreme Court. Moreover, this study provides the first ...

In: Law & Society Review 53 (2019), 2, S. 386-419 | Sofia Amaral-Garcia
Research Project

GDR-Past and Mental Health: Risk and Protection Factors (DDR-PSYCH)

After more than 25 years since reunification, the former German Democratic Republic (GDR; often known in English as East Germany; in German DDR) and its socio-political system have remained a point of reference for the analysis of societal, social, ...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Health-Check Up Utilization in UK: Panel Evidence from the BHPS 1992 - 2008

This analysis has investigated the determinants of screening uptake for the six different screening examinations (breast and cervical cancer screening examination, blood pressure check, cholesterol level test, eyesight test and dental screening). ...

16.01.2019| Alexander Labeit
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How Cohabitation, Marriage, Separation, and Divorce Influence BMI: A Prospective Panel Study

Objective: This study examines how changes in cohabitation or marital status affect Body Mass Index (BMI) over time in a large representative sample. Method: Participants were 20,950 individuals (50% female; 19 to 100 years), representative of the ..

In: Health Psychology 37 (2018),10, S. 948-958 | Jutta Mata, Thorsten Schneider, David Richter, Ralph Hertwig
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Primary Care in Germany: Access and Utilisation—a Cross-Sectional Study with Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)

Objectives (1) To describe the accessibility of general practitioners (GPs) by the German population; (2) to determine factors on individual and area level, such as settlement structure and area deprivation, which are associated with the walking ...

In: BMJ Open 8 (2018), 10, e021036, 10 S. | Gregory Gordon Greiner, Lars Schwettmann, Jan Goebel, Werner Maier
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The Association between CVD-Related Biomarkers and Mortality in the Health and Retirement Survey

Background: It has become increasingly common in multiple purpose general population surveys to integrate different kinds of biomarker in the data collection process.Objective: In this article we test the predictive power of five different functional

In: Demographic Research 38 (2018), Art. 62, S. 1933-2002 | Hannes Kröger, Rasmus Hoffmann
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A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Marijuana Policies and Youth Marijuana Use

Background: Marijuana use carries risks for adolescents’ well-being, making it essential to evaluate effects of recent marijuana policies.Objectives: This study sought to delineate associations between state-level shifts in decriminalization and ..

In: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 45 (2019), 3, S. 292-303 | Rebekah Levine Coley, Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Marco Ghiani, Claudia Kruzik & Christopher F. Baum
Diskussionspapiere 1825 / 2019

Do Expert Panelists Herd? Evidence from FDA Committees

We develop a structural model to address the question whether, and to what extent, expert panelists engage in herd behavior when voting on important policy questions. Our data comes from FDA advisory committees voting on questions concerning the ...

2019| Melissa Newham, Rune Midjord
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Health of Nations: A Comparison of Intergenerational Health Mobility in Denmark, Germany and the United States

Equality of opportunity with respect to health outcomes is severely understudied, while in contrast the cases of income and education have received ample attention in the economic literature. This paper is the first to analyze the importance of ...

12.07.2019| Benita Combet (LMU München)
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