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Making a nation-wide randomized field experiment: Lessons from the Finnish basic income trial

The original goal of the Finnish experiment of 2017 and 2018 was to try to get some evidence on how a new social policy instrument mimicking a basic income would work and what kind of behavioral consequences it would have. The realized experiment was restricted to people aged 25–58 already receiving a labor market subsidy or unemployment allowance and a total of 2,000 participants were...

28.01.2020| Olli Kangas, Michael C. Burda, Jürgen Schupp
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Populism, Protectionism and Paralysis

In: Intereconomics 55 (2020), 1, S. 1-3 | Marcel Fratzscher
DIW Weekly Report 5/6 / 2021

LGBTQI* People in Germany Face Staggering Health Disparities

Discrimination and rejection experienced by LGBTQI* people affect their mental health and, in the long term, their physical health as well. Survey data from the Socio-Economic Panel and Bielefeld University show that LGBTQI* people in Germany are affected by negative mental health outcomes three to four times more often than the rest of the population. Poor physical health that may be stress-related, ...

2021| David Kasprowski, Mirjam Fischer, Xiao Chen, Lisa de Vries, Martin Kroh, Simon Kühne, David Richter, Zaza Zindel
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A Tale of Two Countries: The Long Shadow of the Crisis on Income and Wealth in Germany and Italy

In: Journal of Modern European History 19 (2021), 1, S. 33-39 | Charlotte Bartels, Salvatore Morelli
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Long-Term Effects of Equal Sharing: Evidence from Inheritance Rules for Land

What are the long-term economic effects of a more equal distribution of wealth? We exploit variation in historical inheritance rules for land traversing political, linguistic, geological, and religious borders in Germany. In some German areas, inherited land was to be shared or divided equally among children, while in others land was ruled to be indivisible. Using a geographic regression...

02.12.2020| Charlotte Bartels
DIW Weekly Report 49 / 2020

Mentoring Programs Support the Integration of Refugees

Over a million people sought asylum in Germany between 2014 and 2016. During this time, many Germans began volunteering in various ways to help refugees and mentorship pro- grams in particular gained significance. As this report shows, participating in a mentorship program has a positive impact on refugees: They improve their language skills and become more socially active. Mentors experience the relationship ...

2020| Magdalena Krieger, Philipp Jaschke, Martin Kroh, Nicolas Legewie, Lea-Maria Löbel
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Wealth Inequalities

In: Klaus F. Zimmermann (Ed.) , Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics
Berlin: Springer
S. 1-38
| Johannes König, Carsten Schröder, Edward N. Wolff
SOEPpapers 1105 / 2020

Compassion and Envy in Welfare Comparisons

Normative-based distributional comparisons across countries and over time usually build upon the assumption that individuals are selfish. However, there is a consolidated evidence that individuals also care about what others have. In this paper we propose a framework for comparing and ranking distributions that includes non-individualistic possibilities. Specifically, we consider ranking criteria that ...

2020| Flaviana Palmisano
Monographien

Inequalities in the Experience of Early Education in England: Access, Peer Groups and Transitions

This paper summarises the output of a Nuffield-funded research project exploring inequalities in three aspects of children’s experience in early education in England. The main focus of the project was on ‘peer effects’ in pre-school settings: we examine the extent of clustering by income and language background and explore associations between pre-school peer group and children’s outcomes in early ...

London: Systemic Risk Centre, 2019, 42 S.
(CASE ; 214)
| Tammy Campbell, Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart
Monographien

Information Provision and Postgraduate Studies

This is the first paper to experimentally examine effects of information provision on beliefs about pecuniary and non-pecuniary returns of postgraduate education, enrollment intentions and realized enrollment. We find that our treatment causally affects beliefs measured six month after treatment. The effects on beliefs differ by gender and academic background, and we find that stated enrollment intentions ...

Bonn: IZA, 2019, 37 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 12735)
| Jan Berkes, Frauke Peter, C. Katharina Spiess, Felix Weinhardt
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