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SOEPpapers 293 / 2010

Changes in the Gender Wage Gap in Germany during a Period of Rising Wage Inequality 1999-2006: Was it Discrimination in the Returns to Human Capital?

In this article I analyze the changes in the gender wage gap in the western region, eastern region and in reunified Germany during the period 1999 - 2006. I use data from the German Socio-Economic Panel and implement two alternative decomposition methodologies; the Juhn, Murphy and Pierce (1991) decomposition, and a methodology that totally differences the Oaxaca-Blinder (1973) decomposition, found ...

2010| Usamah Fayez Al-Farhan
SOEPpapers 137 / 2008

Regional Measures of Human Capital in the European Union

The accumulation of the human capital stock plays a key role to explain the macroeconomic performance across regions. However, despite the strong theoretical support for this claim, empirical evidence has been not very convincing, probably because of the low quality of the data. This paper provides a robustness analysis of alternative measures of human capital available at the level of EU NUTS1 and ...

2008| Christian Dreger, Georg Erber, Daniela Glocker
Monographien

Employer Learning and the Returns to Schooling

Bonn: IZA, 2000, 27 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 146)
| Thomas K. Bauer, John P. Haisken-DeNew
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
Monographien

Immigration Policy in Integrated National Economies

Bonn: IZA, 2000, 26 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 170)
| Thomas K. Bauer, Klaus F. Zimmermann
Diskussionspapiere 1103 / 2011

Do Regions with Entrepreneurial Neighbors Perform Better? A Spatial Econometric Approach for German Regions

We use a neoclassical production function to analyze the effects of knowledge spillovers via entrepreneurship on economic performance of 337 German districts. To take the spatial dependence structure of the data into account, we estimate a spatial Durbin model. We highlight the importance of the choice of the appropriate weight matrix. We find positive knowledge spillover effects via entrepreneurship ...

2011| Katharina Pijnenburg, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
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