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Masterclass – The Role of Memory in Economics and History Postponed to April 2022 Submissions welcome till January 2022

How are individual and collective memories of extreme economic moments produced in a community? How do these memories translate into the political economy and shape the realm of possibility of macroeconomic policies? Why is some statistical data and economic policy represented more factual than other in the historical narration of national economies? How do some economic indicators become more...

07.10.2021| Ute Röschenthaler, Mainz University
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Depression, Neuroticism and 2D:4D Ratio: Evidence from a Large, Representative Sample

A body of literature reports higher rates of depression and neuroticism in female samples compared to male samples. Numerous studies have investigated the role of prenatal sex hormone exposure in this sex difference, using the ratio between the second and fourth digit of the hand (“2D:4D”) as a putative marker. However, the sample sizes of those studies were mostly small and results remained inconclusive. ...

In: Scientific Reports 10 (2020), 11136 | Leopold Maria Lautenbacher, Levent Neyse

Employment alongside Bachelor’s Studies in Germany: Implications for Education Outcomes, the School-to-Work Transition, and Equity

This study seeks to examine the implications of student employment for the studies, the entry into the labour market, and social inequalities in higher education. The main argument is that both the quantity and quality of work alongside studies can affect relevant academic and labour market outcomes. On the one hand, high amounts of work may prolong the studies and decrease academic achievement. Side-jobs ...

Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2020, XIV, 231 S. | Mila Staneva
Personnel news

Staff and community news October 2020

Ulrike Ehrlich of the German Centre of Gerontology (DZA), Lara Minkus and Moritz Hess of SOCIUM, Bremen, received the Best Paper Award 2020 for young researchers from the German Society for Demography in April 2020. The paper, entitled “Einkommensrisiko Pflege? Der Zusammenhang von familiärer Pflege und Lohn” (“The care-wage penalty: the association between family care and ...

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SOEPnewsletter 2020-10

DIW Weekly Report 39/40 / 2020

Population Decline Creating Constant Pressure on Eastern German States and Municipalities on the Expenditure Side

As the German constitution aims for equal living conditions, a huge number of political measures to enhance the conditions in the new states were undertaken after unification (known as the “Aufbau Ost”). In the new states, expenditure per capita rose significantly over the average expenditure of the old states and their municipalities and huge budget deficits occurred. Beginning in the mid-1990s, expenditure ...

2020| Kristina van Deuverden

SOEP-LEE2: SOEP workplace survey enters second round

The SOEP Linked Employer-Employee (SOEP-LEE) survey was conducted for the first time in 2012 and is now entering its second round as SOEP-LEE2. In cooperation with the Institute for Employment and Labour Relations (IPA) at the Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg and funded by the Center for Digitization and Technology Research of the German Armed Forces (DTEC.Bw), ...


Call for Proposals: Possibilities for Analyzing Data from the Survey “The Spread of the Coronavirus in Germany: Socio-Economic Factors and Consequences” (SOEP-CoV)

From April to June 2020, the SOEP conducted the survey “The Spread of the Coronavirus in Germany: Socio-Economic Factors and Consequences” (SOEP-CoV) in cooperation with the University of Bielefeld and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (for a description of the methodology in German, see: ). For SOEP-CoV, ...

Research Project

SOEP-Transfer: Research Data for Journalists and Contemporary Historians

The Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) is the largest and longest-running longitudinal survey of households in Germany. Every year as part of the annual SOEP survey, around 30,000 individuals in 15,000 households provide comprehensive data on their social and economic conditions. The survey data are used by researchers worldwide. The project SOEP-Transfer (scientific project name: “Sharing...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

Life-course Income Dynamics (LINDY)

Concerns about inequality and questions of social justice and cohesion have re-entered the public arena and animate debate, provoked by the recent rapid increases in cross-sectional inequality. While much has been learnt from the literature on inequality, Deaton (2015) has outlined in his Nobel lecture several imperatives that are key to understanding inequalities and formulating welfare-enhancing...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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