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Diskussionspapiere 1167 / 2011

The Effect of Health and Employment Risks on Precautionary Savings

This paper extends the idea of using ex-ante risk measures in a model of precautionary savings by explicitly simulating future net-income risks. The uncertainty measure takes into account the interdependency of labour market status and health. The model is estimated for prime age males using the German Socio-Economic Panel Study for years 2001-2007. The empirical analysis is conducted using a

2011| Johannes Geyer

Child Morbidity and Camp Decongestion in Post-war Uganda

Brighton: MICROCON, 2010, 23 S.
(MICROCON Research Working Paper ; 24)
| Carlos Bozzoli, Tilman Brück
Diskussionspapiere 786 / 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 developmental functioning of children at younger ages (2-4 years) than ever previously examined. Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study are used to

2008| John Cawley, C. Katharina Spieß
SOEPpapers 91 / 2008

Chances of Employment in a Population of Women and Men after Surgery of Congenital Heart Disease: Gender-Specific Comparisons between Patients and the General Population

It was examined whether women and men (17-45 years) with operated congenital heart disease (CHD) differ with respect to chances of employment. Patients were compared with the general population. Patients (N=314) were classified by type of surgery (curative, reparative, palliative) as indicator of initial severity of disease. The second classification was performed according to a system proposed by

2008| Siegfried Geyer, Kambiz Norozi, Reiner Buchhorn, Armin Wessel
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 income groups. Inequality analysis reveals that while the distribution of health shocks is more concentrated among those on low incomes in Britain,

2009| Jennifer Roberts, Nigel Rice, Andrew M. Jones
ESCIRRU- Papers 12 / 2009

The Impact of Chernobyl on Health and Labour Market Performance in the Ukraine

Using longitudinal data from the Ukraine we examine the extent of any long-lasting effects of radiation exposure from the Chernobyl disaster on the health and labour market performance of the adult workforce. The variation in the local area level of radiation fallout from the Chernobyl accident is considered as a potential instrument to try to establish the causal impact of poor health on labour

2009| Hartmut Lehmann, Jonathan Wadsworth
SOEPpapers 39 / 2007

Self-Productivity in Early Childhood

Self-productivity is a crucial feature in the process of skill formation. It means that skills and health acquired at one stage in the life cycle enhance skills and health formation at later stages. This paper presents an empirical investigation of self-productivity in early childhood in Germany. The data are drawn from the mother-child questionnaire of the German Socio-Economic Panel for the

2007| Katja Coneus, Friedhelm Pfeiffer
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Obesity and Skill Attainment in Early Childhood

This paper investigates the association between obesity and skill attainment in early childhood (aged 2-3 years). Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study are used to estimate models of developmental functioning in four critical areas (verbal skills, activities of daily living, motor skills, and social skills) as a function of various measures of weight (including body mass index and

In: Economics and Human Biology 6 (2008), 3, S. 388-397 | John Cawley, C. Katharina Spieß
Diskussionspapiere 253 / 2001

Income Redistribution and the Political Economy of Social Health Insurance: Comparing Germany and Switzerland

In many countries, collectively financed health insurance systems or health services delivery systems (such as the NHS) exist. Typically, these institutions are financed via general taxes or specific contributions levied on earnings. As benefits are not dependent upon income, this implies a redistribution from high to low earners. An exception can be found in Switzerland, where equal per-capita

2001| Friedrich Breyer
SOEPpapers 375 / 2011

Spillover Effects of Maternal Education on Child's Health and Schooling

This is the first study investigating the causal effect of maternal education on child's health and schooling outcomes in Germany. We apply an instrumental variables approach that has not yet been used in the intergenerational context. For that purpose, we draw on a rich German panel data set (SOEP) containing information about three generations. This allows instrumenting maternal education by the

2011| Daniel Kemptner, Jan Marcus
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