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SOEP User Conference 2020 - cancelled

We regret to inform you that SOEP 2020 cannot take place this year. The call for papers on our SOEP2020 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference is online. Conference date: July 9-10, 2020, in Berlin! Please submit electronic versions of abstracts (up to 300 words) no later than JAN 31, 2020 to: soep2020@diw.de Researchers of all disciplines are invited to submit an abstract.The ...

12.12.2019
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SOEP User Conference 2020 - Call for Papers is out

SAVE THE DATE: July 9-10, 2020, in Berlin! The call for papers on our SOEP2020 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference is online. Researchers of all disciplines are invited to submit an abstract.The theme of the conference and keynote speeches will be "Inequalities and Their Subjective Perceptions in a Changing World". More information on our conference website.

15.07.2019
SOEPpapers 1034 / 2019

No Evidence that Economic Inequality Moderates the Effect of Income on Generosity

A landmark study published in PNAS (Côté S, House J, Willer R, 2015, 112:15838–15843, doi:10.1073/pnas.1511536112) showed that higher income individuals are less generous than poorer individuals only if they reside in a U.S. state with comparatively large economic inequality. This finding might serve to reconcile inconsistent findings on the effect of social class on generosity by highlighting the ...

2019| Stefan C. Schmukle, Martin Korndörfer, Boris Egloff
Research Project

Perceptions of Inequalities and Justice in Europe (PIJE)

Over recent decades, European societies have witnessed increasing social inequalities. Faced with more flexible labor markets, open trade, and technological as well as ongoing demographic changes, European welfare models have been unable to effectively address this issue. Recent developments such as the yellow vest movement in France and the rise of populist parties across Europe have renewed...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Monographien

Estimating Preschool Impacts when Counterfactual Enrollment Varies: Bounds, Conditional LATE and Machine Learning

Berkeley: Univ. of Califoria, 2019, 63 S.
(Working Paper Series / Center for Effective Global Action ; 88)
| Jan Berkes, Adrien Bouguen
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Looking for the Missing Rich: Tracing the Top Tail of the Wealth Distribution

We analyse the top tail of the wealth distribution in France, Germany, and Spain using the first and second waves of the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS). Since top wealth is likely to be under-represented in household surveys, we integrate big fortunes from rich lists, estimate a Pareto distribution, and impute the missing rich. In addition to the Forbes list, we rely on national rich ...

In: International Tax and Public Finance 26 (2019), 6, S. 1234-1258 | Stefan Bach, Andreas Thiemann, Aline Zucco
Research Project

Wealth-Holders at the Top (WATT): An Interdisciplinary Research Network

How much do Germany’s top wealth holders own in assets? What are their socio-demographic and psychological characteristics? How do the rich get rich in the first place? And how involved are they in civic and political activities? The project Wealth-Holders at the Top (WATT) seeks to answer these key questions. The aim is to understand the extent, causes, and consequences of economic...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Externe referierte Aufsätze

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
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The Long-Term Effects of World War II Destruction on Private Wealth in Germany

The physical destructions, expropriations, resettlements, and interruptions of international trade during Second World War caused a sharp reduction of wealth levels and inequality in many countries (Piketty, 2014). In Germany, an estimated 20 percent of the West German housing stock was destroyed. This paper assesses whether the effects of this destruction are measurable in the...

01.07.2020| Christoph Halbmeier
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Was Marx Right? Income Inequality, Market Concentration and Voting in late 19th Century Germany

The  recent  debate  on  the  causes  and  consequences  of  income  inequality shows striking similarity to the debate in many parts of Europe before 1914. Today and back then the focus was on the role of capital share and market concentration as a cause for rising inequality.  In this study we analyze the drivers and consequences of...

06.02.2019| Charlotte Bartels
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