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SOEPpapers 188 / 2009

Early Retirement and Inequality in Britain and Germany: How Important Is Health?

Both health and income inequalities have been shown to be much greater in Britain than in Germany. One of the main reasons seems to be the difference in the relative position of the retired, who, in Britain, are much more concentrated in the lower ..

2009| Jennifer Roberts, Nigel Rice, Andrew M. Jones
SOEPpapers 274 / 2010

Revisiting the Income-Health Nexus: The Importance of Choosing the "Right" Indicator

We show that the choice of the welfare measure has a substantial impact on the degree of welfare-related health inequality. Combining various income and wealth measures with different health measures, we calculate 80 health concentration indices. The

2010| Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Joachim R. Frick
SOEPpapers 97 / 2008

Obesity and Developmental Functioning Among Children Aged 2-4 Years

In developed countries, obesity tends to be associated with worse labor market outcomes. One possible reason is that obesity leads to less human capital formation early in life. This paper investigates the association between obesity and the ...

2008| John Cawley, C. Katharina Spieß
SOEPpapers 76 / 2008

Does Job Satisfaction Improve the Health of Workers? New Evidence Using Panel Data and Objective Measures of Health

This paper evaluates the relationship between job satisfaction and measures of health of workers using the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Methodologically, it addresses two important design problems encountered frequently in the literature: (a)

2008| Justina A. V. Fischer, Alfonso Sousa-Poza
SOEPpapers 262 / 2010

Years of Schooling, Human Capital and the Body Mass Index of European Females

We find that the protective effect of years of schooling on the BMI of European females is non negligible, but smaller than the one recently found for the US. By using individual standardized cognitive tests instead of years of schooling as the ...

2010| Giorgio Brunello, Daniele Fabbri, Margherita Fort
Diskussionspapiere 1037 / 2010

Income and Longevity Revisited: Do High-Earning Women Live Longer?

The empirical relationship between income and longevity has been addressed by a large number of studies, but most were confined to men. In particular, administrative data from public pension systems are less reliable for women because of the loose ..

2010| Friedrich Breyer, Jan Marcus
SOEPpapers 173 / 2009

SOEP as a Source for Research on Ageing: Issues, Measures and Possibilities for Improvement

Demographic change is a key consequence of the development of modern societies. The prolongation of life expectancy, shifts of mortality into later life and long-term low fertility rates cause essential changes in population structures - with an ...

2009| Laura Romeu Gordo, Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Susanne Wurm
Diskussionspapiere 871 / 2009

Parental Income and Child Health in Germany

We use newly available data from Germany to study the relationship between parental income and child health. We find a strong gradient between parental income and subjective child health as has been documented earlier in the US, Canada and the UK. ..

2009| Steffen Reinhold, Hendrik Jürges
Diskussionspapiere 686 / 2007

The Impact of Child and Maternal Health Indicators on Female Labor Force Participation after Childbirth: Evidence for Germany

This paper analyzes the influence of children's health and mothers' physical and mental well-being on female labor force participation after childbirth in Germany. Our analysis uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study, which ...

2007| Annalena Dunkelberg, C. Katharina Spieß
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The Impact of Child and Maternal Health Indicators on Female Labor Force Participation after Childbirth: Evidence for Germany

This paper analyzes the influence of child health and maternal physical and mental health on female labor force participation after childbirth in Germany. Our analysis is based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study, which enables

In: Journal of Comparative Family Studies 40 (2009), 1, S. 119-138 | C. Katharina Spieß, Annalena Dunkelberg
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