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SOEP User Conference 2020 - Call for Papers is out

SAVE THE DATE: July 9-10, 2020, in Berlin! The call for papers on our SOEP2020 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference is online. Researchers of all disciplines are invited to submit an abstract.The theme of the conference and keynote speeches will be "Inequalities and Their Subjective Perceptions in a Changing World". More information on our conference website.

SOEPpapers 1034 / 2019

No Evidence that Economic Inequality Moderates the Effect of Income on Generosity

A landmark study published in PNAS (Côté S, House J, Willer R, 2015, 112:15838–15843, doi:10.1073/pnas.1511536112) showed that higher income individuals are less generous than poorer individuals only if they reside in a U.S. state with comparatively large economic inequality. This finding might serve to reconcile inconsistent findings on the effect of social class on generosity by highlighting the ...

2019| Stefan C. Schmukle, Martin Korndörfer, Boris Egloff

SOEP User Conference 2020 - cancelled

We regret to inform you that SOEP 2020 cannot take place this year. The call for papers on our SOEP2020 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference is online. Conference date: July 9-10, 2020, in Berlin! Please submit electronic versions of abstracts (up to 300 words) no later than JAN 31, 2020 to: Researchers of all disciplines are invited to submit an abstract.The ...

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The Impact of the German Minimum Wage on Individual Wages and Monthly Earnings

This paper evaluates the short-run impact of the introduction of a statutory minimum wage in Germany on the hourly wages and monthly earnings of workers targeted by the reform. We first provide detailed descriptive evidence of changes to the wage structure in particular at the bottom of the distribution and distinguish between trends for regularly employed and marginally employed workers. In the causal ...

In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 240 (2020), 2-3, S. 201-231 | Patrick Burauel, Marco Caliendo, Markus M. Grabka, Cosima Obst, Malte Preuss, Carsten Schröder, Cortnie Shupe
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The Social Integration of Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals: Exploring the Role of the Municipal Context

This paper examines possible differences between lesbians, gay men and bisexuals (LGBs) compared to heterosexuals with respect to their integration into the residential neighbourhood. By means of a multi-level analysis, we examine if there is a gap in social integration between LGBs compared to heterosexuals, and if so, to what extent municipality characteristics can account for variations in this ...

In: Social Science Research (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-07-03] | Mirjam Fischer, Matthijs Kalmijn, Stephanie Steinmetz
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Top Incomes in Germany, 1871-2014

This study provides new evidence on top income shares in Germany from industrialization to the present. Income concentration was high in the nineteenth century, dropped sharply after WWI and during the hyperinflation years of the 1920s, then increased rapidly throughout the Nazi period beginning in the 1930s. Following the end of WWII, German top income shares returned to 1920s levels. The German pattern ...

In: The Journal of Economic History 79 (2019), 3, S. 669-707 | Charlotte Bartels
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Wealth inequality in Germany, 1895-2017

(together with Thilo Albers (HU Berlin) und Moritz Schularick (Uni Bonn)) This paper provides the first long-run wealth inequality series for Germany. We combine wealth tax data, survey data, national accounts' household balance sheets, and lists of large wealth holders to study the accumulation and distribution of wealth in Germany from 1895 to 2017. We find that wealth concentration in...

24.07.2019| Charlotte Bartels
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The Peer Composition of Pre-School Settings in England and Early Recorded Attainment among Low-Income Children

Evidence suggests that early education can promote children’s development and narrow attainment gaps between those from lower-income and higher-income families. However, realisation of these potential benefits depends on many factors, feasibly including peer composition. We use national census data for a year-group cohort of children in England in 2011, to answer two questions: how are low-income children ...

In: British Journal of Sociology of Education 40 (2019), 6, S. 717-741 | Kitty Stewart, Tammy Campbell, Ludovica Gambaro
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An Integrated Approach for a Top-Corrected Income Distribution

Household survey data provide a rich information set on income, household context and demographic variables, but tend to underreport incomes at the very top of the distribution. Administrative data like tax records offer more precise information on top incomes, but at the expense of household context details and incomes of non-filers at the bottom of the distribution. We combine the benefits of the ...

In: Journal of Economic Inequality 17 (2019), 2, S. 125-143 | Charlotte Bartels, Maria Metzing
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Job Matching in Connected Regional and Occupational Labour Markets

Job mobility equilibrates disparities in local labour markets and influences the job-matching efficiency. We specify a matching function with regional, occupational and combined regional–occupational spillovers of unemployed and vacancies. To construct these spillovers, we use information on regional proximities and occupational similarities. Based on novel German data on new hires, the unemployed ...

In: Regional Studies 53 (2019), 8, S. 1085-1098 | Alexandra Fedorets, Franziska Lottmann, Michael Stops
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