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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
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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) sector. ...

In: Health Economics 29 (2020), 1, S. 3-17 | 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 insulin ...

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 crucial ...

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
Diskussionspapiere 1787 / 2019

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. While 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) sector. ...

2019| Shan Huang, Martin Salm
Weekly Report

Increasing number of women on supervisory boards of major companies in Germany: executive boards still dominated by men

By Elke Holst and Katharina Wrohlich The gender quota for supervisory boards is continuing to show its impact: the proportion of women on the supervisory boards of the 200 highest-performing companies in Germany increased by over two percentage points to 27 percent the past year. In the 100 largest companies, it increased by over three percentage points to 28 percent. However, there are now indications ...

18.01.2019| Elke Holst, Katharina Wrohlich
Weekly Report

Women on high-level boards of banks and insurance companies: growth coming to a standstill on supervisory boards

By Elke Holst and Katharina Wrohlich The proportion of women on executive boards of the 100 largest banks stagnated at almost nine percent in 2018. In the 60 largest insurance companies, the proportion increased by a good percentage point to almost ten percent. While growth on executive boards has been weakening in past years, it is now slowing down on supervisory boards in the financial sector as ...

18.01.2019| Elke Holst, Katharina Wrohlich
SOEPpapers 1088 / 2020

Drinking is Different! Examining the Role of Locus of Control for Alcohol Consumption

Unhealthy behavior can be extremely costly from a micro- and macroeconomic perspective and exploring the determinants of such behavior is highly important from an economist’s point of view. We examine whether locus of control (LOC) can explain alcohol consumption as an important domain of health behavior. LOC measures how much an individual believes in the causal relationship between her own actions ...

2020| Marco Caliendo, Juliane Hennecke
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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