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Paternal involvement elevates trajectories of life satisfaction during transition to parenthood

This study explored the role of fathers' involvement for life satisfaction changes among 598 cohabitating couples before and after childbirth using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). We included longitudinal data and reports from both parents on their time spent on housework and childcare and their life satisfaction. Piecewise latent growth models showed that fathers' relative involvement ...

In: European Journal of Developmental Psychology 11 (2013), 2, 259-277 | Alexandru Agache, Birgit Leyendecker, Esther Schäfermeier, Axel Schölmerich

Locus of control and unemployment duration: a survival analysis

Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 2013, | Plamen Akaliyski

Happy Taxpayers? Income Taxation and Well-Being

This paper offers a first empirical investigation of how labor taxation (income and payroll taxes) affects individuals' well-being. For identification, we exploit exogenous variation in tax rules over time and across demographic groups using 26 years of German panel data. We find that the tax effect on subjective well-being is significant and positive when controlling for income net of taxes. This ...

Berlin: DIW Berlin, 2012,
(SOEPpapers 526)
| Alpaslan Akay, Olivier Bargain, Mathias Dolls, Dirk Neumann, Andreas Peichl, Sebastian Siegloch

Everybody's a Victim? Global Terror, Well-Being and Political Attitudes

Terror has become a global issue. Terror acts perpetuated by religious, nationalist or political groups around the globe can propagate distress rapidly through different channels and possibly change political attitudes. This paper suggests the first evaluation of the impact of global terror on human welfare. We combine panel datasets for Australia, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, the UK and the US. Individual ...

Bonn: Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), 2018,
(IZA DP No. 11597)
| Alpaslan Akay, Olivier Bargain, Ahmed Elsayed

Home Sweet Home? Macroeconomic Conditions in Home Countries and the Well-Being of Migrants

This paper examines whether the subjective well-being of migrants is responsive to fluctuations in macroeconomic conditions in their country of origin. Using the German Socio-Economic Panel for the years 1984 to 2009 and macroeconomic variables for 24 countries of origin, we exploit country-year variation for identification of the effect and panel data to control for migrants’ observed and unobserved ...

In: Journal of Human Resources 52 (2017), 2, 351-373 | Alpaslan Akay, Olivier Bargain, Klaus F. Zimmermann

Women Make Houses, Women Make Homes

This paper examines the persistent effects of historical labor market institutions and policies on women's long-term labor market outcomes. We quantify these enduring effects by exploring quasi-experimental variation in Germany's post-World War II mandatory reconstruction policy, which compelled women to work in the rubble removal and reconstruction process. Using difference-in-differences and instrumental ...

In: Labour Economics 49 (2017), December 2017, 145-161 | Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel, Melanie Khamis, Mutlu Yuksel

Learning to Participate in Politics: Evidence from Jewish Expulsions in Nazi Germany

This paper provides causal evidence on the importance of socioeconomic circumstances, socialization, and childhood events, in the formation of adult political behaviour and attitudes, using region-by-cohort variation in exposure to the Jewish expulsions in Nazi Germany as a quasi-experiment. We find that the expulsion of Jewish professionals had long-lasting detrimental effects on the political attitudes ...

Bonn: IZA Institute of Labor Economics, 2017,
(IZA DP No. 10778)
| Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel, Dozie Okoye, Mutlu Yuksel

Social Changes in Impressionabel Years and Adult Political Attitudes: Evicence from Jewish Expulsions in Nazi Germany

This study provides evidence that individuals who grew up during the 1930's Jewish expulsions are less likely to show interest and participate in politics. The estimates imply that, at the mean, individuals in their impressionable ages at the time of the expulsions are about 13% less likely to be interested in politics and 26% less likely to participate in politics. These results are not found for ...

In: Economic Inquiry 58 (2020), 1, 184-208 | Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel, Dozie Okoye, Mutlu Yuksel

The Long-Term Direct and External Effects of Jewish Expulsions in Nazi Germany

This paper provides causal evidence on long-term consequences of Jewish expulsions in Nazi Germany on the educational attainment and political outcomes of German children. We combine a unique city-level dataset on the fraction of Jewish population residing in Germany before the Nazi Regime with individual survey data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Our identification strategy exploits ...

Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2011,
(IZA DP No. 5850)
| Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel, Mutlu Yuksel

Redistributive effects of social benefits in Poland vs analogous effects in other European countries

Differdange: CEPS/INSTEAD, 2003,
(CHER Document No. 12)
| Ewa Aksman