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Simultaneous Probit Models for Non-Metric Panel Data: State Dependence vs. Habit Persistence in Employment Status

Colchester: University of Essex, 1993,
(European Scientific Network on Household Panel Studies (ESF). Working Paper)
| Gerhard Arminger

Specification and Estimation of Mean Structures: Regression Models

In: Gerhard Arminger, Clifford C. Clogg, Michael E. Sobel , Handbook of Statistical Modeling for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
New York - London: Plenum Press
| Gerhard Arminger

Varieties of Affluence: How Political Attitudes of the Rich Are Shaped by Income or Wealth

Sociological research often uses income as the only indicator to describe or proxy the group of the rich. This article develops an alternative framework in order to describe varieties of affluence as three-dimensional: depending on income, wealth, and origin of wealth. The relevance of such a multidimensional perspective for social outcomes is demonstrated by analysing the heterogeneity in political ...

In: European Sociological Review 36 (2020), 1, 136-158 | H. Lukas R. Arndt

Capital Levies - A Step Towards Improving Public Finances in Europe

Ever since the financial and economic crisis of 2008/2009, public debt in almost all OECD countries has increased significantly. The European debt crisis has further intensified over the past few weeks. Private households with high levels of wealth and income could be enlisted to help with refinancing and reducing this public debt through forced loans and one-off capital levies, without a risk of slowdown ...

In: DIW Economic Bulletin 2 (2012), 8, 3-11 | Stefan Bach

Gender Differences in German Wage Mobility

This paper analyzes the evolution of wage inequality and wage mobility separately for men and women in West and East Germany over the last four decades. Using a large administrative data set which covers the years 1975 to 2008, I find that wage inequality increased and wage mobility decreased for male and female workers in East and West Germany. Women faced a higher level of wage inequality and a lower ...

Mannheim: Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), 2013,
(ZEW Discussion Paper No. 13-003)
| Bodo Aretz

Does Paternal Unemployment Affect Young Adult Offspring’s Personality?

Using longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), we analyze the impact of paternal unemployment on the “big five” personality traits of young adult offspring aged 17–25. Results from longitudinal value-added models for personality show that paternal unemployment makes offspring significantly more conscientious and—to a smaller extent—less neurotic. The uncovered effects are robust ...

In: Journal of Human Capital 12 (2018), 3, 542-567 | Viola Angelini, Marco Bertoni, Luca Corazzini

Life satisfaction of immigrants: does cultural assimilation matter?

We empirically assess the relationship between cultural assimilation and subjective well-being of immigrants by using the German Socio-Economic Panel, a longitudinal dataset including information on both the economic and non economic conditions of the respondents. We find that the more immigrants identify with the German culture and fluently speak the national language, the more they report to be satisfied ...

In: Journal of Population Economics 28 (2015), 3, 817-844 | Viola Angelini, Laura Casi, Luca Corazzini

Political culture still divided 25 years after reunification?

In 1990, during reunification, West German democratic institutions and the existing political party system were expanded to the East German states. Even after 25 years, the people of eastern and western Germany still differ in their political engagement and attitudes. However, these differences do not apply across the board by any means. A detailed analysis of survey data from the Socio-Economic Panel ...

In: DIW Economic Bulletin 5 (2015), 37, 481-491 | Felix Arnold, Ronny Freier, Martin Kroh

Typical Employment Subject to Mandatory Social Security Contributions Remains the Norm

Since the 1980s, in West Germany has been a substantial decline in the number of people of working age who are not in paid employment. Accordingly, the share of 18- to 67-year-olds without a job has also fallen. This increase in employment figures primarily benefited those in marginal employment or solo entrepreneurs and had less of an impact on those in typical employment. In fact, the present analysis ...

DIW Economic Bulletin 6 (2016), 19, 215-223| Michael Arnold, Anselm Mattes, Gert G. Wagner