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Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Do Lower Minimum Wages for Young Workers Raise their Employment? – Evidence from a Danish Discontinuity

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

12.11.2018| Daniel Reck London School of Economics (LSE)
SOEPpapers 985 / 2018

Redistribution and Insurance in Welfare States around the World

Redistribution across individuals in a one-year-period framework is an empirically intensely studied question. However, a substantial share of annual redistribution might turn out to serve individual insurance in a longer perspective. In particular,

2018| Charlotte Bartels, Dirk Neumann
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Birth Cohort Size Variation and the Estimation of Class Size Effects

We present evidence that the practice of holding back poorly performing students affects estimates of the impact of class size on student outcomes based on within-school variation of cohort size over time. This type of variation is commonly ...

31.10.2018| Maximilian Bach
Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Aufsätze 2018

Real Income Rose Significantly between 1991 and 2014 on Average – First Indication of Return to Increased Income Inequality

The real disposable income of private households in Germany, accounting for inflation, rose by 12 percent between 1991 and 2014. This is what the present study based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) has shown. However, the trends varied .

2018| Markus M. Grabka, Jan Goebel
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

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 ...

24.07.2019| Charlotte Bartels
Externe referierte Aufsätze

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 .

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 ...

In: Regional Studies (2019), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-01-21] | Alexandra Fedorets, Franziska Lottmann, Michael Stops
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A Head‐to‐Head Comparison of Augmented Wealth in Germany and the United States

We examine the composition of augmented household wealth, the sum of net worth and pension wealth, in the United States and Germany. Pension wealth makes up a considerable portion of household wealth of about 48% in the United States and 61% in ...

In: The Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2019), | Timm Bönke, Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder, Edward N. Wolff
DIW Weekly Report 9 / 2018

Inequality in Germany: Decrease in Gap for Gross Hourly Wages since 2014, but Monthly and Annual Wages Remain on Plateau

Despite the booming German labor market, wage inequality is still a relevant issue. In the present study, the authors report on the changes in wages and their distribution between 1992 and 2016. In addition to real contractual gross hourly wages, we

2018| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder
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