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  • SOEPpapers 456 / 2012

    Self-Employment after Socialism: Intergenerational Links, Entrepreneurial Values, and Human Capital

    Drawing on representative household data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we examine the role of an early precursor of entrepreneurial development - parental role models - for the individual decision to become self-employed in the post-unified Germany. The findings suggest that the socialist regime significantly damaged this mechanism of an intergenerational transmission of entrepreneurial attitudes ...

    2012| Michael Fritsch, Alina Rusakova
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    How Important Is Cultural Background for the Level of Intergenerational Mobility?

    Based on brother correlations in permanent earnings for different groups of second generation immigrants, the findings in this paper indicate that cultural background is not a major determinant of the level of intergenerational economic mobility.

    In: Economics Letters 114 (2012), 3, S. 335-337 | Daniel D. Schnitzlein
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 5 / 2011

    Success Despite Starting out at a Disadvantage: What Helps Second-Generation Migrants in France and Germany?

    The educational and employment trajectories of migrant children in France and Germany are extremely diverse. The few successful ones dominate the public eye. Yet successful biographies of young adults with a migration background are in no way a negligible exception. However, the picture is different in the two countries: while in France more migrants' descendants manage to reach their (secondary?) ...

    2011| Ingrid Tucci, Ariane Jossin, Carsten Keller, Olaf Groh-Samberg
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 5 / 2011

    At Least in Germany People Get a Second Chance: Five Questions to Ingrid Tucci

    2011
  • SOEPpapers 395 / 2011

    Lower and Upper Bounds of Unfair Inequality: Theory and Evidence for Germany and the US

    Previous estimates of unfair inequality of opportunity (IOp) are only lower bounds because of the unobservability of the full set of endowed circumstances beyond the sphere of individual responsibility. In this paper, we suggest a new estimator based on a fixed effects panel model which additionally allows identifying an upper bound. We illustrate our approach by comparing Germany and the US based ...

    2011| Judith Niehues, Andreas Peichl
  • Diskussionspapiere 1297 / 2013

    Trick or Treat? Maternal Involuntary Job Loss and Children's Non-cognitive Skills

    Negative effects of job loss on adults such as considerable fall in income have long been examined. If job loss has negative consequences for adults, it may spread to their children. But potential effects on children's non-cognitive skills and the related mechanisms have been less examined. This paper uses propensity score matching to analyze maternal involuntary job loss and its potential causal effect ...

    2013| Frauke H. Peter
  • SOEPpapers 529 / 2012

    The Role of Family Risk Attitudes in Education and Intergenerational Mobility: An Empirical Analysis

    This paper analyses the role of family risk attitudes in intergenerational mobility in incomes and education. Based on 1984-2009 data of sons and fathers from the German Socio-Economic Panel Survey, there is evidence suggesting that sons with risk taking fathers have a significantly higher educational mobility and persistently higher income mobility than peers with risk averse fathers. They obtain ...

    2012| Mathias Huebener
  • SOEPpapers 414 / 2011

    Predicting the Trend of Well-Being in Germany: How Much Do Comparisons, Adaptation and Sociability Matter?

    Using longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we estimate the variation of subjective well-being experienced by Germans over the last two decades testing the role of some of the major correlates of people's well-being. Our results suggest that the variation of Germans' well-being between 1996 and 2007 is well predicted by changes over time of income, demographics and social capital. ...

    2011| Stefano Bartolini, Ennio Bilancini, Francesco Sarracino
  • 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
  • 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
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