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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Obesity and Skill Attainment in Early Childhood

    This paper investigates the association between obesity and skill attainment in early childhood (aged 2-3 years). Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study are used to estimate models of developmental functioning in four critical areas (verbal skills, activities of daily living, motor skills, and social skills) as a function of various measures of weight (including body mass index and obesity) ...

    In: Economics and Human Biology 6 (2008), 3, S. 388-397 | John Cawley, C. Katharina Spieß
  • 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
  • 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
  • SOEPpapers 39 / 2007

    Self-Productivity in Early Childhood

    Self-productivity is a crucial feature in the process of skill formation. It means that skills and health acquired at one stage in the life cycle enhance skills and health formation at later stages. This paper presents an empirical investigation of self-productivity in early childhood in Germany. The data are drawn from the mother-child questionnaire of the German Socio-Economic Panel for the birth ...

    2007| Katja Coneus, Friedhelm Pfeiffer
  • SOEPpapers 599 / 2013

    Natural Disaster, Policy Action, and Mental Well-Being: The Case of Fukushima

    We study the impact of the Fukushima disaster on people's mental well·being in another industrialized country, more than 5000 miles distant. The meltdown significantlyincreased environmental concerns by 20% among the German population. Subsequent drastic policy action permanently shut down the oldest nuclear reactors, implemented the phase·out of the remaining ones, and proclaimed the transition to ...

    2013| Jan Goebel, Christian Krekel, Tim Tiefenbach, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Jobless Now, Sick Later? Investigating the Long-Term Consequences of Involuntary Job Loss on Health

    In the light of the current economic crises which in many countries lead to business closures and mass lay-offs, the consequences of job loss are important on various dimensions. They have to be investigated not only in consideration of a few years, but with a long-term perspective as well, because early life course events may prove important for later life outcomes. This paper uses data from SHARELIFE ...

    In: Advances in Life Course Research 18 (2013), 1, S. 5-15 | Mathis Schröder
  • Diskussionspapiere 1244 / 2012

    Noise Expectation and House Prices

    In this paper, we examine the effects of an airport expansion on the prices of houses and flats located under the planned flight corridors. We focus on the role of expectations about the exposure to noise and find that proximity to the planned corridors significantly reduces real estate prices in the affected areas, by around 41% to 60%, depending on the sample. Hereby, the various plans of expanding ...

    2012| Andreas Mense, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
  • Research Project

    Economics of Climate Change: Coping with Shocks in Mongolia – Vulnerability, Assets and Migration (Shocks Mongolia)

    This project analyzes the impact of climate shocks on the livelihoods and welfare of households in Mongolia. Our analysis particularly focuses on extreme weather events, locally called dzud disasters (see box below). As a consequence of climate change and global warming, it is very likely that climate shocks, such as dzud, will occur more frequently and with greater intensity. As part of the...

    Completed Project
  • Externe Monographien

    Income and Longevity Revisited: Do High-Earning Women Live Longer?

    Konstanz: Universität Konstanz, 2011, 25 S.
    (Working Paper Series / University of Konstanz, Department of Economics ; 2011-13)
    | Friedrich Breyer, Jan Marcus
  • Diskussionspapiere 1520 / 2015

    Indirect Fiscal Effects of Long-Term Care Insurance

    Informal care by close family members is the main pillar of most longterm care systems. However, due to demographic ageing the need for long-term care is expected to increase while the informal care potential is expected to decline. From a budgetary perspective, informal care is often viewed as a cost-saving alternative to subsidized formal care. This view, however neglects that many family carers ...

    2015| Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Thorben Korfhage
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