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SOEPpapers 115 / 2008

Examining the Gender Wealth Gap in Germany

Welfare-oriented analyses of economic outcome measures such as income and wealth generally rest on the assumption of pooled and equally shared resources among all household members. Yet the lack of individual-level data hampers the distribution of income and wealth within the ousehold context. Based on unique individual-level wealth data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), this paper challenges ...

2008| Eva M. Sierminska, Joachim R. Frick, Markus M. Grabka
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The Working Poor: Employment, Poverty and Globalization

Cheltenham [u.a.]: Elgar, 2008, IX, 323 S. | Hans-Jürgen Andreß, Henning Lohmann (Eds.)
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The Working Poor in European Welfare States: Empirical Evidence from a Multilevel Perspective

In: Hans-Jürgen Andreß, Henning Lohmann (Eds.) , The Working Poor
S. 47-74
| Henning Lohmann
SOEPpapers 148 / 2008

The East German Wage Structure after Transition

We extend the literature on transition economies' wage structures by investigating the returns to tenure and experience. This study applies recent panel data and estimation approaches that control for hitherto neglected biases. We compare the life cycle structure in East and West German wages for fulltime employed men in the private sector. The patterns in the returns to seniority are similar for the ...

2008| Robert Orlowski, Regina T. Riphahn
SOEPpapers 156 / 2009

Do Smart Parents Raise Smart Children? The Intergenerational Transmission of Cognitive Abilities

Complementing prior research on income mobility and educational transmission, we provide evidence on the intergenerational transmission of cognitive abilities using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study. Our estimates suggest that individuals' cognitive skills are positively related to the abilities of their parents, even when educational attainment and family background is controlled for. ...

2009| Silke Anger, Guido Heineck
SOEPpapers 183 / 2009

Policy, Institutional Factors and Earnings Mobility

This paper uses ECHP and OECD data for 14 EU countries to explore the role of labour market factors in explaining cross-national differences in the dynamic structure of earnings: in permanent inequality, transitory inequality and earnings mobility. Based on ECHP, minimum distance estimator is used to decompose earnings inequality into the permanent and transitory components and compute earnings mobility. ...

2009| Denisa Maria Sologon, Cathal O'Donoghue
SOEPpapers 184 / 2009

Earnings Dynamics and Inequality in EU, 1994-2001

This paper uses ECHP for 14 EU countries to explore the dynamic structure of individual earnings and the extent to which changes in cross-sectional earnings inequality reflect transitory or permanent components of individual lifecycle earnings variation. Increases in inequality reflect increases in permanent differentials in four countries and increases in both components in two. Decreases in inequality ...

2009| Denisa Maria Sologon, Cathal O'Donoghue
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International Migration, Ethnicity, and Economic Inequality

In: Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, Timothy M. Smeeding , The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality
S. 455-490
| Martin Kahanec, Klaus F. Zimmermann
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Stability and Change of Well Being: An Experimentally Enhanced Latent State-Trait-Error Analysis

This study uses longitudinal panel data and short-term retest data from the same respondents in the German Socio-economic Panel to estimate the contribution of state and trait variance to the reliable variance in judgments of life satisfaction and domain satisfaction. The key finding is that state and trait variance contribute approximately equally to the reliable variance in well being measures. Most ...

In: Social Indicators Research 95 (2010), 1, S. 19-31 | Ulrich Schimmack, Peter Krause, Gert G. Wagner, Jürgen Schupp
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