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SOEPpapers 1041 / 2019

Emotions, Risk Attitudes, and Patience

Previous work has shown that preferences are not always stable across time, but surprisingly little is known about the reasons for this instability. I examine whether variation in people’s emotions over time predicts changes in preferences. Using a .

2019| Armando N. Meier
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No Effect of Birth Order on Adult Risk Taking

Does birth order shape people’s propensity to take risks? Evidence is mixed. We used a three-pronged approach to investigate birth-order effects on risk taking. First, we examined the propensity to take risks as measured by a self-report ...

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116 (2019), 13, S. 6019-6024 | Tomas Lejarraga, Renato Frey, Daniel D. Schnitzlein, Ralph Hertwig
SOEPpapers 1000 / 2018

How Do Households Allocate Risk?

Individuals often have to decide to which degree of risk they want to expose others, or how much risk to accept if their choice has an externality on third parties. One typical application is a household. We run an experiment in the German Socio ...

2018| Christoph Engel, Alexandra Fedorets, Olga Gorelkina
SOEPpapers 1003 / 2018

Accuracy of Food Preference Predictions in Couples

The goal of this study was to identify and empirically test variables that indicate how well partners in relationships know each other’s food preferences. Participants (n = 2,854) lived in the same household and were part of a large, nationally ...

2018| Benjamin Scheibehenne, Jutta Mata, David Richter
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Take Your Time to Grow: A Field Experiment on the Hiring of Youths

We investigate the effect of spells of no formal employment of young Germans on their chances of entering the labor market through an apprenticeship. We also study whether the potential negative effects of such spells can be mitigated by publicly ...

In: German Economic Review 20 (2019), 4, S. 706-729 | Dorothea Kübler, Julia Schmid, Robert Stüber
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

A firm-side perspective on parental leave

A large literature documents effects of parental leave on mothers' labour market outcomes, yet we know very little about the effects on their  firms and co-workers. We use unique administrative data that covers the universe of employees ...

08.01.2020| Mathias Huebener
SOEPpapers 1047 / 2019

Self-Control: Determinants, Life Outcomes and Intergenerational Implications

This paper studies self-control in a nationally representative sample. Using the well-established Tangney scale to measure trait self-control, we find that people’s age as well as the political and economic institutions they are exposed to have an ...

2019| Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Sarah C. Dahmann, Daniel A. Kamhöfer, Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Health of Nations: A Comparison of Intergenerational Health Mobility in Denmark, Germany and the United States

Equality of opportunity with respect to health outcomes is severely understudied, while in contrast the cases of income and education have received ample attention in the economic literature. This paper is the first to analyze the importance of ...

12.07.2019| Carsten Andersen (Aarhus University)
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Paid Family Leave and Fertility: The Case of California

Current research on maternal and parental leave focuses on leave take-up and employment outcomes, finding that short leaves have beneficial labor market outcomes. As the US faces below replacement fertility and an aging population, we need to ...

05.06.2019| Pamela A. Meyerhofer (Cornell University)
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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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