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  • Diskussionspapiere 1170 / 2011

    Remittances and Children's Capabilities: New Evidence from Kyrgyzstan, 2005-2008

    The Kyrgyz Republic is one of the largest recipients of international remittances in the world; from a Balance of Payments measure of remittances, it ranked tenth in the world in 2008 in the ratio of remittances to GDP, a rapid increase from 30th place in 2004. Remittances can be used to maintain the household's standard of living by providing income to families with unemployed and underemployed adult ...

    2011| Antje Kröger, Kathryn Anderson
  • SOEPpapers 386 / 2011

    Using Geographically Referenced Data on Environmental Exposures for Public Health Research: A Feasibility Study Based on the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)

    Background: In panel datasets information on environmental exposures is scarce. Thus, our goal was to probe the use of area-wide geographically referenced data for air pollution from an external data source in the analysis of physical health. Methods: The study population comprised SOEP respondents in 2004 merged with exposures for NO2, PM10 and O3 based on a multi-year reanalysis of the EURopean Air ...

    2011| Sven Voigtländer, Jan Goebel, Thomas Claßen, Michael Wurm, Ursula Berger, Achim Strunk, Hendrik Elbern
  • Diskussionspapiere 786 / 2008

    Obesity and Developmental Functioning Among Children Aged 2-4 Years

    In developed countries, obesity tends to be associated with worse labor market outcomes. One possible reason is that obesity leads to less human capital formation early in life. This paper investigates the association between obesity and the developmental functioning of children at younger ages (2-4 years) than ever previously examined. Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study are used to estimate ...

    2008| John Cawley, C. Katharina Spieß
  • SOEPpapers 91 / 2008

    Chances of Employment in a Population of Women and Men after Surgery of Congenital Heart Disease: Gender-Specific Comparisons between Patients and the General Population

    It was examined whether women and men (17-45 years) with operated congenital heart disease (CHD) differ with respect to chances of employment. Patients were compared with the general population. Patients (N=314) were classified by type of surgery (curative, reparative, palliative) as indicator of initial severity of disease. The second classification was performed according to a system proposed by ...

    2008| Siegfried Geyer, Kambiz Norozi, Reiner Buchhorn, Armin Wessel
  • Diskussionspapiere 253 / 2001

    Income Redistribution and the Political Economy of Social Health Insurance: Comparing Germany and Switzerland

    In many countries, collectively financed health insurance systems or health services delivery systems (such as the NHS) exist. Typically, these institutions are financed via general taxes or specific contributions levied on earnings. As benefits are not dependent upon income, this implies a redistribution from high to low earners. An exception can be found in Switzerland, where equal per-capita contributions ...

    2001| Friedrich Breyer
  • SOEPpapers 312 / 2010

    Pollution Exposure and Infant Health: Evidence from Germany

    This paper examines the impact of outdoor and indoor pollution on children's health from birth until the age of three years in Germany. We use representative data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), combined with five air pollution levels. These data come from the Federal Environment Agency and cover the years 2002-2007. Our work offers three important contributions. Firstly, we use accurate ...

    2010| Katja Coneus, C. Katharina Spieß
  • ESCIRRU- Papers 12 / 2009

    The Impact of Chernobyl on Health and Labour Market Performance in the Ukraine

    Using longitudinal data from the Ukraine we examine the extent of any long-lasting effects of radiation exposure from the Chernobyl disaster on the health and labour market performance of the adult workforce. The variation in the local area level of radiation fallout from the Chernobyl accident is considered as a potential instrument to try to establish the causal impact of poor health on labour force ...

    2009| Hartmut Lehmann, Jonathan Wadsworth
  • Externe Monographien

    Child Morbidity and Camp Decongestion in Post-war Uganda

    Brighton: MICROCON, 2010, 23 S.
    (MICROCON Research Working Paper ; 24)
    | Carlos Bozzoli, Tilman Brück
  • Other refereed essays

    Physical Activity Patterns of European 50+ Populations

    Many aspects of the economic transition which started in 1989 in Poland are by now complete. However, the route Polish governments have so far taken concerning the system of support for low-income families still implies very different poverty alleviation schemes compared to those found in many developed countries. We examine the Polish system of social assistance in a comparative context with Germany ...

    In: Advances in Rehabilitation 3 (2010), 3, S. 6-13 | Michal Myck
  • SOEPpapers 303 / 2010

    Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der partiellen Rangdatenanalyse in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung: Untersuchungen zu sozialen Netzwerken und Hilfeleistungen

    Pflegebedürfnisse werden zum erheblichen Teil durch professionelle Dienste befriedigt. Ein wichtiger Eckpfeiler in der pflegerischen Versorgung stellen darüber hinausfamiliäre Beziehungen wie Partner und Kinder, sowie Freundes- und Nachbarschaftsnetzwerke dar. Diese Ressourcen stehen aber nicht allen Personen gleichermaßen zur Verfügung, sondern sind in der Bevölkerung ungleich verteilt. Wir beschäftigen ...

    2010| Christian Pihl, Ulrich Pötter
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