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Solar Panels and Political Attitudes

In the fight against climate change, renewable energy has been subsidised in many countries. With the costs passed onto consumers, governments are paying those, for example, who instal domestic solar panels on top of their homes and feed electricity back into the system at preferential rates. We know that substantial amounts of income flow into households with solar installations as a result, but we ...

In: Political Studies Review (online first) (2021), 14789299211044868 | Resul Umit

Using Smartphone Technology for Research on Refugees: Evidence from Germany

Researchers attempting to survey refugees over time face methodological issues because of the transient nature of the target population. In this article, we examine whether applying smartphone technology could alleviate these issues. We interviewed 529 refugees and afterward invited them to four follow-up mobile web surveys and to install a research app for passive mobile data collection. Our main ...

In: Sociological Methods & Research 50 (2021), 4, 1863-1894 | Florian Keusch, Mariel M. Leonard, Christoph Sajons, Susan Steiner

Gender Differences in the Social Consequences of Unemployment: How Job Loss Affects the Risk of Becoming Socially Isolated

Using longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, the study examines whether the impact of unemployment on the risk of becoming socially isolated is different for women and men and whether it can be traced back to financial straits. An isolating effect of unemployment is found only with regard to men, to long-term unemployment, and to social isolation in terms of scarce contact to friends ...

In: Work, Employment and Society 36 (2022), 1, 3-20 | Jan Eckhard

Spouses’ Employment Situations and Marital Separation in Germany: A Dyadic Perspective

Previous research shows that men’s and women’s employment situations can affect the stability of marital unions, but results differ by country context and different measurements. This study models the effect of spouses’ employment situations on the risk of divorce. It focuses on time aspects and financial aspects, resulting from the employment situation of married spouses in Germany. A broad variety ...

In: Journal of Family Issues 43 (2022), 2, 534-562 | Lisa Schmid

Unequal tensions: the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in light of subjective health and social inequality dimensions in Germany

An online survey was conducted in Germany during the lockdown period to assess its psycho-social consequences. A convenience sample N?=?2009 (comparable representation of former GDR and West Germany, 71% females) took part in the survey. The results show a negative impact of the corona pandemic on subjective well-being, health and life satisfaction. We also found a lower sense of security and an increase ...

In: European Societies 23 (2021), sup1, S905-S922 | Heike Ohlbrecht, Josephine Jellen

Modeling heterogeneous treatment effects in the presence of endogeneity

An inappropriate handling of cross-sectional heterogeneity renders estimates of causal effects inaccurate and uninformative. The present paper discusses how the direct modeling of cross-sectional differences via semiparametric models represents a useful bridge between a statistical approach, where the conditional distribution of the dependent variable returns any value of the outcome given any value ...

In: Econometric Reviews (online first) (2021), | Giacomo Benini, Stefan Sperlich

Do feelings of belonging moderate the health threats of perceived discrimination? Evidence from first-generation immigrants living in Germany

The paper analyses the effects of perceived discrimination on the self-rated health of immigrants living in Germany. Previous research indicates that immigrants? health is negatively affected by the psychosocial strain caused by perceived discrimination. I analyse whether feelings of belonging to both the origin and the host country play a moderating role in this association: While feelings of belonging ...

In: Ethnic and Racial Studies (online first) (2022), | Julia Tuppat

Positive and negative affect are associated with salivary cortisol in the everyday life of older adults: A quantitative synthesis of four aging studies

Research on time-fluctuating links between positive affect and cortisol is inconsistent and mostly based on young to middle-aged samples. The current project investigated how moment-to-moment changes in positive and negative affect are associated with moment-to-moment changes in cortisol levels in older adults’ daily lives and whether those associations are moderated by differences in health status ...

In: Psychoneuroendocrinology 133 (2021), 105403 | Theresa Pauly, Johanna Drewelies, Karolina Kolodziejczak, Martin Katzorreck, Anna J. Lücke, Oliver K. Schilling, Ute Kunzmann, Hans-Werner Wahl, Beate Ditzen, Nilam Ram, Denis Gerstorf, Christiane A. Hoppmann

Does unemployment lead to greater levels of loneliness? A systematic review

There is evidence that loneliness and unemployment each have a negative impact on public health. Both are experienced across the life course and are of increasing concern in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This review seeks to examine the strength and direction of the relationship between loneliness and unemployment in working age individuals, and in particular the potential for a self-reinforcing ...

In: Social Science & Medicine 287 (2021), 114339 | N. Morrish, A. Medina-Lara

Interactive effects of personal resources and job characteristics on mental health: a population-based panel study

Purpose: We examined 10 job characteristics in a large population-based sample and tested for positive and negative effects on mental health. In addition, we tested for possible effects on mental health from interactions with locus of control and self-esteem. Methods: The sample comprised longitudinal data on 2353 male and 1960 female employees from the German socio-economic panel collected between ...

In: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 94 (2021), 1, 43-53 | Anja Limmer, Astrid Schütz
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