Refereed essays Web of Science
This paper analyzes the influence of child health and maternal physical and mental health on female labor force participation after childbirth in Germany. Our analysis is based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study, which enables us to measure child health based on the occurrence of severe health problems including mental and physical disabilities, hospitalizations, and preterm ...
Journal of Comparative Family Studies
40 (2009), 1, S. 119-138
| C. Katharina Spieß, Annalena Dunkelberg
Diskussionspapiere 1504 / 2015
Financial literacy predicts informed financial decisions, but what explains financial literacy? We use the concept of financial socialization and aim to represent three major agents of financial socialization: family, school and work. Thus we compile twelve relevant childhood characteristics in a new survey study and examine their relation to financial literacy, while controlling for established socio-demographic ...
2015| Antonia Grohmann, Roy Kouwenberg, Lukas Menkhoff
SOEPpapers 791 / 2015
Can moving to an earnings-related parental leave system influence children’s wellbeing and are heterogeneous effects on parents carried over to the entire family, making special groups of children worse off than others? To answer this question, this study exploits a large and unanticipated parental leave reform in Germany as a natural experiment. By replacing a means-tested by an earnings-related system ...
2015| Katrin Huber
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Axel Börsch-Supan, Martina Brandt, Karsten Hank, Mathis Schröder (Eds.) ,
The Individual and the Welfare State
Berlin [u.a.] : Springer
| Mathis Schröder
SOEPpapers 285 / 2010
In this study, we examine how economic performance during the child-specific primary school phase, during which teachers make recommendations regarding secondary school level, affects the educational level achieved ultimately by these children. Using data for Germany, we find that an economic downturn, coupled with increased unemployment, affects children's education attainment negatively. In terms ...
2010| Carsten Ochsen
SOEPpapers 520 / 2012
The German Child Benefit ("Kindergeld") is paid to legal guardians of children as a cash benefit. This study employs exogenous variations in the amount of child benefit received by households to investigate the extent to which these various changes have translated into an improvement in the circumstances of children related to their well-being. I use the German Socio-Economic Panel to estimate the ...
2012| Christian Raschke
SOEPpapers 500 / 2012
We study the role of parental wealth for children's educational and occupational outcomes across three types of welfare states and outline a theoretical model that assumes parental wealth to impact offspring's attainment through two mechanisms, wealth's purchasing function and its insurance function. We argue that welfare states can limit the purchasing function of wealth, for instance by providing ...
2012| Fabian T. Pfeffer, Martin Hällsten
Refereed essays Web of Science
This study investigates the effects of maternal education on child's health and health behavior. We draw on a rich German panel data set containing information about three generations. This allows instrumenting maternal education by the number of her siblings while conditioning on grandparental characteristics. The instrumental variables approach has not yet been used in the intergenerational context ...
Review of Economics of the Household
11 (2013), 1, S. 29-54
| Daniel Kemptner, Jan Marcus
SOEPpapers 542 / 2013
We examine how parental health shocks affect children's non-cognitive skills. Based on a German mother-and-child data base, we draw on significant changes in self-reported parental health as an exogenous source of health variation to identify effects on outcomes for children at ages of three and six years. At the age of six, we observe that maternal health shocks in the previous three years have significant ...
2013| Franz Westermaier, Brant Morefield, Andrea M. Mühlenweg
SOEPpapers 483 / 2012
Given shortages in public child care in Germany, this paper asks whether social support with child care and domestic work by spouses, kin and friends can facilitate mothers' return to full-time or part-time positions within the first six years after birth. Using SOEP data from 1993-2009 and event history analyses for competing risks, the author compares the employment transitions of West German, East ...
2012| Mareike Wagner