Skip to content!


0 filter(s) selected
Go to page
remove add
293 results, from 281
  • SOEPpapers 609 / 2013

    Long-Term Participation Tax Rates

    Generous income support programs as provided by European welfare states have often been blamed to reduce work incentives for the lowskilled and to increase durations of unemployment. Standard studies measure work incentives based on annual income concepts. This paper analyzes work incentives inherent in the German tax-benefit system when extending the time horizon to three years (long-term). Participation ...

    2013| Charlotte Bartels
  • Diskussionspapiere 1514 / 2015

    The Dynamics of Earnings in Germany: Evidence from Social Security Records

    This paper uncovers ongoing trends in idiosyncratic earnings volatility across generations by decomposing residual earnings auto-covariances into a permanent and a transitory component. We employ data on complete earnings life cycles forprime age men born 1935 through 1974 that covers earnings between 1960 and 2009. Over this period, the German labor market undergoes a heavy transformation and experiences ...

    2015| Timm Bönke, Matthias Giesecke, Holger Lüthen
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Parental Leave Benefits and Breastfeeding in Germany: Effects of the 2007 Reform

    While breastfeeding is associated with health benefits for both mothers and children, it may also make it difficult for mothers to return to the labor market early. Maternity and parental leave regulations have been developed to mitigate this conflict. In 2007, Germany passed a reform introducing a new parental leave benefit (Elterngeld). In this paper, we address the question of whether the new parental ...

    In: Review of Economics of the Household 14 (2016), 4, S. 859-890 | Anita Kottwitz, Anja Oppermann, C. Katharina Spieß
  • Externe Monographien

    Longevity, Life-Cycle Behavior and Pension Reform

    Bonn: IZA, 2011, 39 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 5858)
    | Peter Haan, Victoria Prowse
  • Diskussionspapiere 1140 / 2011

    Longevity, Life-Cycle Behavior and Pension Reform

    How can public pension systems be reformed to ensure fiscal stability in the face of increasing life expectancy? To address this pressing open question in public finance, we estimate a life-cycle model in which the optimal employment, retirement and consumption decisions of forward-looking individuals depend, inter alia, on life expectancy and the design of the public pension system. We calculate that, ...

    2011| Peter Haan, Victoria Prowse
  • Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2001

    Long-Term Labor Force Exit and Economic Well-Being: A Cross-National Comparison of Public and Private Income Support

    This paper examines how the economic well-being of households changes after a male household member exits the labor force. We examine, in four countries, labor force exits at various ages and present evidence on household income from various sources before and after the exit occurs. We focus on the rate at which household income is replaced through public and private means after labor force exit. We ...

    2001| Richard V. Burkhauser, Dean R. Lillard, Paola M. Valenti
  • Diskussionspapiere 1057 / 2010

    Profitability of Pension Contributions: Evidence from Real-Life Employment Biographies

    Micro-econometric intra-cohort profitability analyses of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pension contributions are rare. We use representative employment histories of a birth cohort of German PAYG pension insurants retiring in year 2005 to econometrically examine the determinants of the profitability of such contributions using nominal internal rates of return (IRR) as profitability measure. When future nominal ...

    2010| Carsten Schröder
  • SOEPpapers 583 / 2013

    Health-Related Life Cycle Risks and Public Insurance

    This paper proposes a dynamic life cycle model of health risks, employment, early retirement, and wealth accumulation in order to analyze the health-related risks of consumption and old age poverty. In particular, the model includes a health process, the interaction between health and employment risks, and an explicit modeling of the German public insurance schemes. I rely on a dynamic programming ...

    2013| Daniel Kemptner
  • Externe Monographien

    Unemployment and Portfolio Choice: Does Persistence Matter?

    Households can rely on private savings or on public unemployment insurance to hedge against the risk of becoming unemployed. These hedging mechanisms are used differently across countries. In this paper, we use a life cycle model to study the effects of unemployment on the portfolio choice of households in the US and in Germany. We distinguish short- and long-term unemployment and find that, in case ...

    Tübingen: IAW, 2011, 53 S.
    (IAW Discussion Papers ; 77)
    | Franziska Bremus, Vladimir Kuzin
  • FINESS Working Papers 4.5 / 2010

    Unemployment and Portfolio Choice: Does Persistence Matter?

    We use a life-cycle model of consumption and portfolio choice to study the effects of social security on the investment decisions of households for the European case. Our model is mainly based on the one developed by Cocco, Gomes, and Maenhout (2005). We extend it by unemployment risk using Markov chains to model the transition between different employment states. In contrast to most models in the ...

    2010| Vladimir Kuzin, Franziska Bremus
293 results, from 281