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  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Role of Physician-Patient Similarity in Diagnosis and Treatment Decisions: Evidence from Antibiotic Prescribing

    Physicians in primary care provide initial diagnosis and treatment for a diverse set of patients. However, whereas patients are demographically and socio-economically heterogeneous, physicians typically come from affluent and highly-educated backgrounds. As a result, there is often a mismatch between physicians and the community they serve. I investigate the role of patient-physician similarity...

    10.06.2022| Shan Huang, DIW Berlin
  • Externe Monographien

    The Long-Run Effects of Sports Club Vouchers for Primary School Children

    Starting in 2009, the German state of Saxony distributed sports club membership vouchers among all 33,000 third graders in the state. The policy's objective was to encourage them to develop a long-term habit of exercising. In 2018, we carried out a large register-based survey among several cohorts in Saxony and two neighboring states. Our difference-indifferences estimations show that, even after a ...

    Bonn: IZA, 2021, 64 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 14246)
    | Jan Marcus, Thomas Siedler, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
  • DIW Weekly Report 41 / 2022

    A Higher Retirement Age Has Negative Health Effects

    In the policy debate, there are regular demands to further increase the retirement age to address the financial challenges for the pension system. However, a prolonged working life impacts a person’s health. Detailed data from the statutory health insurance companies shows that abolishing the “Rente für Frauen” (women’s pension) in 1999, which allowed women to retire at 60, resulted in negative health ...

    2022| Mara Barschkett, Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    The Effects of an Increase in the Retirement Age on Health Care Costs: Evidence from Administrative Data

    In this paper, we use unique health record data that cover outpatient care and the associated costs to quantify the health care costs of a sizable increase in the retirement age in Germany. For the identification, we exploit a sizable cohort-specific pension reform which abolished an early retirement program for all women born after 1951. Our results show that health care costs significantly increase ...

    In: The European Journal of Health Economics im Ersch. (2023), [online first: 2022-10-23] | Johannes Geyer, Mara Barschkett, Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid
  • Externe Monographien

    Essays in Pension and Long-Term Care Policy

    This dissertation studies the relationship of informal elder care and the pension system. The thesis consists of four chapters that apply several micro-econometric methods to survey data sets. The first three chapters use quasi-experimental settings to access important margins in the relationship between informal care giving and retirement and labor market behavior. The fourth chapter builds and estimates ...

    Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 2022, 235 S. | Björn Fischer
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Health Policy and Access to Health Care in Germany: A Fragmented System for Asylum Seekers’ Health

    In Germany, health needs of citizens and ordinary residents are taken care of under the scope of statutory social and health insurance. The asylum-seeking population, however, receives healthcare through a parallel system, where decisions on provision of health services are not met at a central health governance level, but rather at federal state and sometimes at municipal...

    27.09.2022| Costanza Marconi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) Milano
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    The Effects of an Increase in the Retirement Age on Health: Evidence from Administrative Data

    This study analyzes the causal effect of an increase in the retirement age on official health diagnoses. We exploit a sizable cohort-specific pension reform for women using a Difference-in-Differences approach. The analysis is based on official records covering all individuals insured by the public health system in Germany and including all certified diagnoses by practitioners. This enables us to gain ...

    In: The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 23 (2022), 100403 | Mara Barschkett, Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid
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    Impact of the COVID‑19 Pandemic on Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness, and Satisfaction in the German General Population: a Longitudinal Analysis

    Purpose Cross-sectional studies found high levels of depression and anxiety symptoms, and loneliness during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reported increases were lower in longitudinal population-based findings. Studies including positive outcomes are rare. This study analyzed changes in mental health symptoms, loneliness, and satisfaction. Methods Respondents of the German Socio-Economic ...

    In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 57 (2022), S. 2481–2490 | Nora Hettich, Theresa M. Entringer, Hannes Kroeger, Peter Schmidt, Ana N. Tibubos, Elmar Braehler, Manfred E. Beutel
  • Externe Monographien

    Disparities in Labour Market and IncomeTrends during the First Year of the COVID-19 Crisis: Evidence from Germany

    Paris: OECD, 2022, 15 S. | Carsten Braband, Valentina Sara Consiglio, Markus M. Grabka, Natascha Hainbach, Sebastian Königs
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    The Long-Run Effects of Sports Club Vouchers for Primary School Children

    Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. While small-scale experiments change behaviors among adults in the short-run, we know little about the effectiveness of large-scale policies or the longer-run impacts due to habit formation among children. To nudge primary school children into a long-term habit of exercising, the German state of Saxony distributed ...

    In: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 14 (2022), 3, S. 128-165 | Jan Marcus, Thomas Siedler, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
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