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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: soep2020@diw.de Researchers of all disciplines are invited to submit an abstract.The ...

12.12.2019
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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.

15.07.2019
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
Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

Making a nation-wide randomized field experiment: Lessons from the Finnish basic income trial

The original goal of the Finnish experiment of 2017 and 2018 was to try to get some evidence on how a new social policy instrument mimicking a basic income would work and what kind of behavioral consequences it would have. The realized experiment was restricted to people aged 25–58 already receiving a labor market subsidy or unemployment allowance and a total of 2,000 participants were...

28.01.2020| Olli Kangas, Michael C. Burda, Jürgen Schupp
Weitere Aufsätze

Populism, Protectionism and Paralysis

In: Intereconomics 55 (2020), 1, S. 1-3 | Marcel Fratzscher
Monographien

Improving Preschool Provision and Encouraging Demand: Heterogeneous Impacts of a Large-Scale Program

This paper experimentally examines the impacts of a largescale government program that increased the supply and quality of community preschools in rural Cambodia. The construction of new preschool facilities was paired with two demand-side interventions designed to stimulate additional enrollment into preschools. The newly constructed preschools caused an increase in enrollment rates but the demand-side ...

Washington: World Bank, 2019, 69 S.
(Policy Research Working Paper ; 9070)
| Jan Berkes, Adrien Bouguen, Deon Filmer, Tsuyoshi Fukao
Monographien

Coupled Lotteries – A New Method to Analyze Inequality Aversion

We develop and implement a new measure for inequality aversion: two peers are endowed with identical binary lotteries and the only choice they make is whether they want to play out the lotteries independently or with perfect positive correlation (coupling). Coupling has no other e ect than preventing outcome inequality. We implement the method in a survey in rural Thailand as well as a supplemental ...

Munich: Collaborative Research Center Transregio 190, 2019, 50 .
(Discussion paper / Rationality & Competition, CRC TRR 190 ; 185)
| Melanie Koch,Lukas Menkhoff, Ulrich Schmidt
Research Project

Perceptions of Inequalities and Justice in Europe (PIJE)

Over recent decades, European societies have witnessed increasing social inequalities. Faced with more flexible labor markets, open trade, and technological as well as ongoing demographic changes, European welfare models have been unable to effectively address this issue. Recent developments such as the yellow vest movement in France and the rise of populist parties across Europe have renewed...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Monographien

Estimating Preschool Impacts when Counterfactual Enrollment Varies: Bounds, Conditional LATE and Machine Learning

Berkeley: Univ. of Califoria, 2019, 63 S.
(Working Paper Series / Center for Effective Global Action ; 88)
| Jan Berkes, Adrien Bouguen
Research Project

Wealth-Holders at the Top (WATT): An Interdisciplinary Research Network

How much do Germany’s top wealth holders own in assets? What are their socio-demographic and psychological characteristics? How do the rich get rich in the first place? And how involved are they in civic and political activities? The project Wealth-Holders at the Top (WATT) seeks to answer these key questions. The aim is to understand the extent, causes, and consequences of economic...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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