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  • SOEPpapers 560 / 2013

    Nominal or Real? The Impact of Regional Price Levels on Satisfaction with Life

    We study the effect of real versus nominal income on life satisfaction. According to economic theory real income, i.e., nominal income adjusted for purchasing power, should be the relevant source of life satisfaction. Previous work, however, has only studied the impact of nominal income. We use a novel data set comprising about 7 million data points that are used to construct a price level for each ...

    2013| Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch
  • SOEPpapers 410 / 2011

    Residential Segregation and Immigrants' Satisfaction with the Neighborhood in Germany

    Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, this study examines the relationship between immigrant residential segregation and immigrants' satisfaction with the neighborhood. The estimates show that immigrants living in segregated areas are less satisfied with the neighborhood. This is consistent with the hypothesis that housing discrimination rather than self-selection plays an important role ...

    2011| Verena Dill, Uwe Jirjahn, Georgi Tsertvadze
  • SOEPpapers 408 / 2011

    The Effect of Health and Employment Risks on Precautionary Savings

    This paper extends the idea of using ex-ante risk measures in a model of precautionary savings by explicitly simulating future net-income risks. The uncertainty measure takes into account the interdependency of labour market status and health. The model is estimated for prime age males using the German Socio-Economic Panel Study for years 2001-2007. The empirical analysis is conducted using a measure ...

    2011| Johannes Geyer
  • SOEPpapers 59 / 2007

    Wealth and Asset Holdings of Immigrants in Germany

    This paper examines the relative wealth position and the portfolio choices of immigrants in Germany. The empirical findings reveal significant differences in overall wealth and various wealth components between German natives and immigrants. Differences in real estate constitute the major part of different levels of net worth, indicating that disparities in home-ownership rates are responsible for ...

    2007| Mathias Sinning
  • Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Monographien

    Consumer Policy as a Driver of the Economy: Documentation of the International Workshop on "Aspects of Consumer Policy as Drivers of the Economy - Selected Countries Considered as Examples", 9 - 10 March 2006 in Berlin ; on Behalf of the German Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food

    2006| Kornelia Hagen
  • SOEPpapers 90 / 2008

    Mortgage Market Maturity and Homeownership Inequality among Young Households: A Five-Country Perspective

    This paper uses the newly constructed Luxembourg Wealth Study data to document cross-country variation in homeownership rates and the homeownership-income inequality among young households in Finland, Germany, Italy, the UK and the US, and relate it to cross-country differences in mortgage market maturity. We find that aside from Italy, homeownership rates and inequality in the four countries correspond ...

    2008| Alena Bicakova, Eva M. Sierminska
  • Externe Monographien

    Dynamics and Drivers of Consumption and Multidimensional Poverty: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

    This study aims to explore poverty measures, its dynamics and determinants using Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and consumption poverty. Our results show that the two measures assign similar poverty status to about 52 percent of households and that both approaches confirm poverty is mainly transient in rural Ethiopia. However, we find that the trend in adjusted head count poverty is different ...

    Bonn: IZA, 2013, 38 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 7364)
    | Tilman Brück, Sindu Workneh Kebede
  • Diskussionspapiere 1231 / 2012

    Liquidity Constraints and the Permanent Income Hypothesis: Pseudo Panel Estimation with German Consumption Survey Data

    This paper empirically investigates the relevance of liquidity constraints and excess sensitivity in intertemporal household consumption. Using a pseudo panel that has been constructed on rich German consumption survey data, we estimate the consumption responses to permanent and transitory income shocks, as well as the presence of excess sensitivity to anticipated income changes. A switching regression ...

    2012| Martin Beznoska, Richard Ochmann
  • SOEPpapers 173 / 2009

    SOEP as a Source for Research on Ageing: Issues, Measures and Possibilities for Improvement

    Demographic change is a key consequence of the development of modern societies. The prolongation of life expectancy, shifts of mortality into later life and long-term low fertility rates cause essential changes in population structures - with an increase in the number and proportion of older people as a key feature. The changes in mortality patterns can be seen as a success of modern society. But demographic ...

    2009| Laura Romeu Gordo, Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Susanne Wurm
  • SOEPpapers 186 / 2009

    Factors Influencing Tenure Choice in European Countries

    Homeownership rates are very different across European countries. They range from below 50% in Germany to over 80% in Greece, Spain or Ireland. However the differences lie not only in the overall homeownership rates but also in its structure, and this is the focus of this paper. Its aim is to study the impact of microeconomic factors on household's tenure choice, using a cross-country comparative approach. ...

    2009| Monika Bazyl
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