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SOEPpapers 973 / 2018

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. Methods: Participants were 20,950 individuals (50% female; 19 to 100 years), representative of the .

2018| Jutta Mata, David Richter, Thorsten Schneider, Ralph Hertwig
Weekly Report

Social services: a rapidly growing economic sector

The social services sector has experienced growth at a far above-average pace in the past, and employment has even accelerated since the middle of the past decade. This is due to a strong increase in demand for this sector's services as a result of .

26.04.2018| Karl Brenke, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 15/16 / 2018

Social Services: A Rapidly Growing Economic Sector

The social services sector has experienced growth at a far above-average pace in the past, and employment has even accelerated since the middle of the past decade. This is due to a strong increase in demand for this sector's services as a result of .

2018| Karl Brenke, Thore Schlaak, Leopold Ringwald
SOEPpapers 967 / 2018

Do Working Hours Affect Health? Evidence from Statutory Workweek Regulations in Germany

This study estimates the causal effect of working hours on health. We deal with the endogeneity of working hours through instrumental variables techniques. In particular, we exploit exogenous variation in working hours from statutory workweek ...

2018| Kamila Cygam-Rehm, Christoph Wunder
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Labor Supply Effects of Long‐Term Care Reform in Germany

Many informal caregivers are of working age, facing the double burden of providing care and working. Negative labor supply effects can severely reduce the comparative cost advantage of informal over formal care arrangements. When designing long‐ter

In: Health Economics 27 (2018), 9, S. 1328-1339 | Johannes Geyer, Thorben Korfhage
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Are Households Credit Constrained for Sanitation? Experimental Evidence from India

17.07.2018| Britta Augsburg, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Tightening Disability Screening Or Reducing Disability Benefits? Evidence and Welfare Implications

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

16.04.2018| Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich)
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Historical Trends in Modifiable Indicators of Cardiovascular Health and Self-Rated Health among Older Adults: Cohort Differences over 20 Years between the Berlin Aging Study (Base) and the Berlin Aging Study II (Base-II)

BackgroundThe last decades have seen great advances in the understanding, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although mortality rates due to CVD have declined significantly in the last decades, the burden of CVD is still high,

In: PloS one 13 (2018), 1, e0191699 | Maximilian König, Johanna Drewelies, Kristina Norman, Dominik Spira, Nikolaus Buchmann, Gizem Hülür, Peter Eibich, Gert G. Wagner, Ulman Lindenberger, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Denis Gerstorf, Ilja Demuth
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Disability Benefits, Consumption Insurance, and Household Labor Supply

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

19.02.2018| Andreas R. Kostøl (Norges Bank Research)
SOEPpapers 946 / 2017

Commuting and Sickness Absence

We investigate the causal effect of commuting on sickness absence from work using German panel data. To address reverse causation, we use changes in commuting distance for employees who stay with the same employer and who have the same residence ...

2017| Laszlo Goerke, Olga Lorenz
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