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  • DIW Economic Bulletin 5 / 2013

    Low Level of Equal Opportunities in Germany: Family Background Shapes Individual Economic Success

    For many years, securing equal life opportunities has been a normative goal shared by all democratic societies in the western world. Although, in principle, all citizens enjoy the same rights, in reality, individual life opportunities still vary according to family background which, in turn, shapes the prevailing pattern of social inequality. This is not a specifically German phenomenon. Based on a ...

    2013| Daniel D. Schnitzlein
  • Diskussionspapiere 1270 / 2013

    The Spatial Dimension of US House Price Developments

    Spatial heterogeneity and spatial dependence are two well established aspects of house price developments. However, the analysis of differences in spatial dependence across time and space has not gained much attention yet. In this paper we jointly analyze these three aspects of spatial data. We apply a panel smooth transition regression model that allows for heterogeneity across time and space in spatial ...

    2013| Katharina Pijnenburg
  • Diskussionspapiere 1231 / 2012

    Liquidity Constraints and the Permanent Income Hypothesis: Pseudo Panel Estimation with German Consumption Survey Data

    This paper empirically investigates the relevance of liquidity constraints and excess sensitivity in intertemporal household consumption. Using a pseudo panel that has been constructed on rich German consumption survey data, we estimate the consumption responses to permanent and transitory income shocks, as well as the presence of excess sensitivity to anticipated income changes. A switching regression ...

    2012| Martin Beznoska, Richard Ochmann
  • Externe Monographien

    Entry Regulation and Entrepreneurship: Empirical Evidence from a German Natural Experiment

    The amendment to the German Trade and Crafts Code in 2004 offers a natural experiment to asses the causal effects of this reform on the probabilities of being self-employed and transition into and out of self-employment, using cross-sections (2002-2006) of German microcensus data. This study applies the difference-in-differences technique in logit models for four occupational groups. Easing the educational ...

    Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2010, 37 S.
    (Discussion Paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2010,24)
    | Davud Rostam-Afschar
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Dealing with Incomplete Household Panel Data in Inequality Research

    In trying to capture complete within-household heterogeneity, household panel surveys typically try to interview all adult household members. Following from this, such surveys tend to suffer from partial unit nonresponse (PUNR), that is, the nonresponse of at least one member of an otherwise participating household, most likely yielding an underestimation of aggregate household income. Using data from ...

    In: Sociological Methods & Research 41 (2012), 1, S. 89-123 | Joachim R. Frick, Markus M. Grabka, Olaf Groh-Samberg
  • Externe Monographien

    The Distribution of Pension Wealth and the Process of Pension Building: Augmenting Survey Data with Administrative Pension Records by Statistical Matching ; Dissertation

    The overhaul of the German system of old-age provision raises concerns about the future distribution of pension rights. Therefore, it is critical to gain a thorough understanding of the role pension wealth plays in the individual's total wealth holdings, but also what individual-level and institutional factors facilitate or impede successful pension building that allow individuals to retire with a ...

    Berlin: Technische Universität, 2012, XIV, 334 S. | Anika Rasner
  • Diskussionspapiere 1200 / 2012

    Persistence and Cycles in US Hours Worked

    This paper analyses monthly hours worked in the US over the sample period 1939m1 - 2011m10 using a cyclical long memory model; this is based on Gegenbauer processes and characterised by autocorrelations decaying to zero cyclically and at a hyperbolic rate along with a spectral density that is unbounded at a non-zero frequency. The reason for choosing this specification is that the periodogram of the ...

    2012| Guglielmo Maria Caporale, Luis A. Gil-Alana
  • SOEPpapers 723 / 2014

    Labor Market Integration of German Immigrants and Their Children: Does Personality Matter?

    Educational attainment, length of stay, differences in national background and language skills play an acknowledged important role for the integration of immigrants. But integration is also a social process, which suggests that psychological factors are relevant. This paper explores whether and to what extent immigrants and their children need to believe in their ability to control their own success. ...

    2014| Anna-Elisabeth Thum
  • SOEPpapers 718 / 2014

    Sick of Your Job? Negative Health Effects from Non-optimal Employment

    In an empirical study based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, the effect of job quality on individual health is analyzed. Extending previous studies methodologically to estimate unbiased effects of job satisfaction on individual health, it can be shown that low job satisfaction affects individual health negatively. In a second step, the underlying forces of this broad effect are disentangled. ...

    2014| Jan Kleibrink
  • SOEPpapers 717 / 2014

    Does the Choice of Well-Being Measure Matter Empirically? An Illustration with German Data

    We discuss and compare fiÂ…ve measures of individual well-being, namely income, an objective composite well-being index, a measure of subjective well-being, equivalent income, and a well-being measure based on the von Neumann-Morgenstern utilities of the individuals. After examining the information requirements of these measures, we illustrate their implementation using data from the German Socio-Economic ...

    2014| Koen Decancq, Dirk Neumann
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