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  • Externe Monographien

    Out for Good: Labor Market Effects of Transitory and Persistent Health Shocks

    Health shocks limit individuals’ participation in the labor market and pose a major risk to household welfare. In this paper, we derive two novel health shock indicators using machine learning based on sick days and hospitalizations: one for transitory and one for persistent shocks. In an event study framework, we show their respective effects on employment, yearly working hours, and labor earnings, ...

    SSRN, 2022, 48 S.
    (SSRN Papers)
    | Mattis Beckmannhagen, Johannes König
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    A Star Was Born: How Workers Respond to Politically-Charged Job Postings (with Pawel Adrjan, Mária Balgová, Simon Jäger, and Jason Sockin)

    While nouns in the German language are gendered toward males, the introduction of the "gender star" or "gender colon"' have allowed for nouns to be interpreted as not assigning gender, or non-binary. Their usage however has become highly politically polarizing. Using over 40 million online job postings from 2016 to 2023, we document the rising prevalence of the gender star and colon in the German...

    20.12.2023| Jonas Jessen
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Gender differences and stereotypes in media coverage of company board members

    Women continue to be underrepresented in leadership positions in the corporate sector such as on company boards. One of the reasons for this underrepresentation are gender stereotypes on the skill distribution, social and occupational roles, personality traits, and how they affect labor market decision making. Media plays an important role in transporting gender stereotypes. In this paper we...

    21.06.2023| Virginia Sondergeld
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    The Economic Determinants of Bitterness – Evidence from Plant Closures in Germany

    -- joint with Panu Poutvaara and Max Steinhardt This study analyzes the determinants of bitterness, which describes a feeling of not having achieved what one deserves compared to others. First, we perform pooled OLS and fixed effects regressions, showing that bitterness is associated with various economic and non-economic factors, whereby the effect of unemployment stands out. Therefore, in the...

    19.04.2023| Christopher Prömel, Freie Universität Berlin
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Do Natural Disasters affect Retirement Savings? Evidence from Queensland Floods 2010-2011

    Pension funds carry implications on citizens wellbeing in their retirement years and countries’ growths, rendering changes to them following natural disasters of great importance. Using administrative data that comprises a 10 percent random sample of the Australian population and a natural experimental design, we investigate the effects of natural disasters on retirement savings in the aftermath...

    17.05.2023| Merve Küçük
  • Research Project

    Financing basic income

    Scenarios for financing an unconditional basic income are being developed in the project. Furthermore, the revenue and distribution effects of basic income and financing options are analyzed.

    Current Project| Public Economics
  • Infographic

    Gender pay gap and gender care gap both increase sharply until middle age

    01.03.2023
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Do Women Expect Wage Cuts for Part-Time Work?

    I quantify the perceived changes in hourly wage rates associated with working different hours on the same job for a representative sample of female workers. While part-time working women expect significant hourly wage gains from switching to full-time work - 7% on average - full-time workers expect no effect on current wages when switching to part-time, on average. Perceived pecuniary losses from part-time ...

    In: Labour Economics 80 (2023), 102291, 14 S. | Annekatrin Schrenker
  • Externe Monographien

    The Labor Market, Inequality, and Health: Four Empirical Essays

    This dissertation comprises four empirical chapters which contribute to the fields of labor economics, inequality research, and health economics. The first chapter studies the relationship between the spatial distribution of labor market inspections and non-compliance with Germany’s Minimum Wage Law. By combining novel administrative data on labor market inspections with the German Socio-economic Panel ...

    Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 2022, IV, 210 S. | Mattis Beckmannhagen
  • Infographic

    Relieve through midijob reform

    20.02.2023
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