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Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Can Gender Quotas in Candidate Lists Empower Women? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

29.04.2019| Manuel Bagues
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Decomposition of Gender Pension Gaps Across Europe from a life-course perspective – preliminary drafts from sequence data analysis and Blinder-Oaxaca-Decompositions

My master thesis compares the impact of different life-courses on the Gender Pension Gaps across East and West Germany, Czechia and Italy. Using retrospective data on the dimensions of work and family from SHARELIFE, I contrast two different approaches. The first applies sequence data analysis to identify work-family life course patterns across all four countries as a first step, and includes

11.03.2020| Carla Rowold, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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Do Laws Shape Attitudes? Evidence from Same-Sex Relationship Recognition Policies in Europe

Understanding whether laws shape or simply reflect citizens’ attitudes is important but empirically difficult. We provide new evidence on this question by studying the relation between legal same-sex relationship recognition policies (SSRRPs) and attitudes toward sexual minorities in Europe. Using data from the European Social Surveys covering 2002–2016 and exploiting variation in the timing of

In: European Economic Review 124 (2020), 103399, 18 S. | Cevat G. Aksoy, Christopher S. Carpenter, Ralph De Haas, Kevin D.Tran
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The Effect of a Ban on Gender‐Based Pricing on Risk Selection in the German Health Insurance Market

Starting from December 2012, insurers in the European Union were prohibited from charging gender‐discriminatory prices. We examine the effect of this unisex mandate on risk segmentation in the German health insurance market. Although gender used to be a pricing factor in Germany's private health insurance (PHI) sector, it was never used as a pricing factor in the social health insurance (SHI)

In: Health Economics (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-11-19] | Shan Huang, Martin Salm
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Poor Glucose Regulation is Associated with Declines in Well-Being among Older Men, but not Women

Glucose regulation is a key aspect of healthy aging and has been linked to brainfunctioning and cognition. Here, we examined the role of glucose regulation for withinpersonlongitudinal trajectories of well-being. We applied growth models to data fromthe Berlin Aging Study II (N = 1,437), using insulin resistance as an index of glucoregulatorycapacity. We found that poor glucose regulation (higher

In: Psychology and Aging 35 (2020), 2, S. 204-211 | Johanna Drewelies, Sandra Duezel, Nikolaus Buchmann, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Gert G. Wagner, Naftali Raz, Ulman Lindenberger, Ilja Demuth, Denis Gerstorf
SOEPpapers 1049 / 2019

Labor Market Closure and the Stalling of the Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap (GPG) remains a persistent phenomenon in contemporary labor markets. Despite a vast body of research examining its causes, as of today, unequal labor market power resources between men and women have remained an underappreciated factor in the literature. Drawing on the German Socio-economic Panel and the Microcensus, the association between the GPG and labor market closure – a

2019| Lara Minkus
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The Social Integration of Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals: Exploring the Role of the Municipal Context

This paper examines possible differences between lesbians, gay men and bisexuals (LGBs) compared to heterosexuals with respect to their integration into the residential neighbourhood. By means of a multi-level analysis, we examine if there is a gap in social integration between LGBs compared to heterosexuals, and if so, to what extent municipality characteristics can account for variations in this

In: Social Science Research (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-07-03] | Mirjam Fischer, Matthijs Kalmijn, Stephanie Steinmetz

Drivers of Participation Elasticities across Europe: Gender or Earner Role within the Household?

We compute participation tax rates across the EU and find that work disincentives inherent in tax-benefit systems largely depend on household composition and the individual's earner role within the household. We then estimate participation elasticities using an IV Group estimator that enables us to investigate the responsiveness of individuals to work incentives. We contribute to the literature on

Bonn: IZA, 2018, 41 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 11359)
| Charlotte Bartels, Cortnie Shupe
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 consider potential unintended fertility consequences of these policies. Generous European and Australian leave policies have increased fertility and

05.06.2019| Pamela A. Meyerhofer (Cornell University)
SOEPpapers 1032 / 2019

Potenziale unfreiwilliger Teilzeit in Deutschland

Working-time political debates often focus on options for flexible and variable working hours. Meanwhile, employees' desire for more time sovereignty is gaining relevance. Although working time preferences and their impact on the German labor market are investigated in numerous studies, findings are inconsistent, varying with the data set, including the formulation and placement of questions in

2019| Verena Tobsch, Elke Holst
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