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DIW Weekly Report 14 / 2019

The Low-Wage Sector in Germany Is Larger Than Previously Assumed

The total number of dependent employees in Germany has increased by more than four million since the financial crisis. Part of this growth took place in the low-wage sector. Analyses based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel, which in 2017 for the

2019| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder



SOEPcampus@University of Osnabrück

This two day workshop offers a well-grounded and practically oriented introduction into this sophisticated data source. Participants will be introduced to the content of the study, its data-structure, sample selection and weighting strategy and they ...

22.10.2019| Johannes König
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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
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Recall – a Way to Mitigate Adverse Effects of Unemployment on Earnings across Occupations?

We examine the reemployment earnings of workers reemployed by a former employer (known as recall) across different occupations. We first ask whether recalls represent a flexibilization strategy that mitigates adverse unemployment effects on workers

In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 60 (2019), S. 39-51 | Susanne Edler, Peter Jacobebbinghaus, StefanLiebig
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Dynastic Inequality Compared: Multigenerational Mobility in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany

Using harmonized household survey data, we analyze long‐run social mobility in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, and test recent theories of multigenerational persistence of socioeconomic status. In this country comparison setting

In: The Review of Income and Wealth (2019), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-03-14] | Guido Neidhöfer, Maximilian Stockhausen
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Parental Background Matters: Intergenerational Mobility and Assimilation of Italian Immigrants in Germany

We investigate the hypothesis of failed integration and low social mobility of immigrants. An intergenerational assimilation model is tested empirically on household survey data and validated against registry data provided by the Italian Embassy in .

In: German Economic Review 19 (2018), 1, S. 1-31 | Timm Bönke, Guido Neidhöfer
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The Preservation of Historic Districts - Is It Worth It?

I investigate the welfare effect of conservation areas that preserve historic districts by regulating development. Such regulation may improve the quality of life but does so by reducing housing productivity—that is, the efficiency with which input

In: Journal of Economic Geography 19 (2019), 2, S. 433-464 | Sevrin Waights
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In Germany, Younger, Better Educated Persons, and Lower Income Groups Are More Likely to Be in Favor of Unconditional Basic Income

by  Jule Adriaans, Stefan Liebig and Juergen Schupp Representative survey results have shown a stable approval rate for implementing unconditional basic income of between 45 and 52 percent in Germany since 2016/17. In European comparison, this

10.04.2019| Jule Adriaans, Stefan Liebig, Jürgen Schupp
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