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  • FINESS Working Papers 6.1 / 2009

    Risk Attitudes and Investment Decisions across European Countries: Are Women More Conservative Investors than Men?

    This study questions the popular stereotype that women are more risk averse than men in their financial investment decisions. The analysis is based on micro-level data from large-scale surveys of private households in five European countries. In our analysis of investment decisions, we directly account for individuals' self-perceived willingness to take financial risks. The empirical evidence we provide ...

    2009| Oleg Badunenko, Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer
  • SOEPpapers 295 / 2010

    Multidimensional Measurement of Richness: Theory and an Application to Germany

    Closely following recent innovations in the literature on the multidimensional measurement of poverty, this paper provides similar measures for the top of the distribution using a dual cutoff method to identify individuals, who can be considered as rich in a multidimensional setting. We use this framework to analyze the role of wealth, health and education, in addition to income, as dimensions of multidimensional ...

    2010| Andreas Peichl, Nico Pestel
  • 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
  • SOEPpapers 459 / 2012

    Explaining Reurbanization: Empirical Evidence of Intraregional Migration as a Long-Term Mobility Decision from Germany

    Following the discussion on reurbanization (changing intra-regional migration patterns), our research project treats transport-related consequences of this spatial development in German city regions. The hypothesis is that reurbanization bears potential to spread environmentally friendly ways of organizing daily mobility - but that the chance ofthose positive effects might be given away, if policy ...

    2012| Gesa Matthes
  • Diskussionspapiere 928 / 2009

    Risk Attitudes and Investment Decisions across European Countries: Are Women More Conservative Investors than Men?

    This study questions the popular stereotype that women are more risk averse than men in their financial investment decisions. The analysis is based on micro-level data from large-scale surveys of private households in five European countries. In our analysis of investment decisions, we directly account for individuals' self-perceived willingness to take financial risks. The empirical evidence we provide ...

    2009| Oleg Badunenko, Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer
  • SOEPpapers 224 / 2009

    Risk Attitudes and Investment Decisions across European Countries: Are Women More Conservative Investors than Men?

    This study questions the popular stereotype that women are more risk averse than men in their financial investment decisions. The analysis is based on micro-level data from large-scale surveys of private households in five European countries. In our analysis of investment decisions, we directly account for individuals' self-perceivedwillingness to take financial risks. The empirical evidence we provide ...

    2009| Oleg Badunenko, Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer
  • 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
  • SOEPpapers 396 / 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
  • Diskussionspapiere 978 / 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
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