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Reservation Raises: The Aggregate Labor Supply Curve at the Extensive Margin

We measure extensive-margin labor supply (employment) preferences in two representative surveys of the U.S. and German populations. We elicit reservation raises: the percent wage change that renders a given individual indifferent between employment and nonemployment. It is equal to her reservation wage divided by her actual, or potential, wage. The reservation raise distribution is the nonparametric ...

Berkeley: 2021,
(Working Paper)
| Preston Mui, Benjamin Schoefer

The Evolution of Educational Wage Differentials for Women and Men, from 1996 to 2019

This paper studies the evolution of three higher education wage differentials from 1996 to 2019 in Germany, a period when significant changes in the educational composition of the workforce took place. Based on regression analysis and samples of male and female workers from the Socio-Economic Panel Study, the study finds that while all three educational wage differentials increased, workers graduating ...

Mannheim: Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), 2021,
(ZEW Discussion Paper No. 21-066)
| Jessica Ordemann, Friedhelm Pfeiffer

Transformations of Industrial Labour in Western Europe: Intergenerational Change of Life Cycles, Occupation and Mobility 1970–2000

The article explores key issues for a social history of Western European working classes during the last three decades of the twentieth century, starting from a comparative examination of the West German and French cases. The scope of deindustrialization and its social consequences (mass unemployment and growing regional disparities) is the first issue; the transformation of work processes in manufacturing ...

In: German History 30 (2012), 1, 100-119 | Lutz Raphael

School-to-Work Transitions and Labor Market Outcomes

"Diese Dissertation befasst sich mit der Ökonomie der postsekundären Bildung in Deutschland. In Anbetracht der Tatsache, dass junge Erwachsene in Deutschland nach dem Abschluss der Sekundarstufe in der Regel entweder ein Studium oder eine Berufsausbildung (oder manchmal auch beides) aufnehmen, werden drei grundlegende Fragen untersucht: (i) ""Lohnt sich ein Hochschulstudium für das Individuum ...

2021, | Dominik Hügle

Higher education funding in Germany: a distributional lifetime perspective

In this paper, I analyze how the higher education decision of young adults in Germany depends on their expected future earnings. For this, I estimate a microeconometric model in which individuals maximize life-time utility by choosing whether or not to enter higher education. To forecast individual life cycles in terms of employment, earnings, and family formation under higher education and its alternative, ...

Berlin: School of Business and Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, 2021,
(Discussion Paper Economics 2021/8)
| Dominik Hügle

Personality changes associated with increasing environmental concerns

Using data from 58,748 participants from a nationally representative German sample, we tested preregistered hypotheses about factors that impact concerns about the environment over time. We found that environmental concerns increased modestly from 2009 to 2017. Individuals in middle adulthood tended to be more concerned and showed more consistent increases in concern over time than younger or older ...

In: Journal of Environmental Psychology 77 (2021), 101684 | Christopher J. Hopwood, Ted Schwaba, Wiebke Bleidorn

Seroepidemiological study on the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Germany: Study protocol of the ‘CORONA-MONITORING bundesweit’ study (RKI-SOEP study)

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has spread rapidly across Germany. Infections are likely to be under-recorded in the notification data from local health authorities on laboratory-confirmed cases since SARS-CoV-2 infections can proceed with few symptoms and then often remain undetected. Seroepidemiological studies allow the estimation of the proportion in the population that has been infected with SARS-CoV-2 ...

In: | Jens Hoebel, Markus A. Busch, Markus M. Grabka, Sabine Zinn, Jennifer Allen, et al.

Buying Control? 'Locus of Control' and the Uptake of Supplementary Health Insurance

This paper analyses the relationship between locus of control (LOC) and the demand for supplementary health insurance. Drawing on longitudinal data from Germany, we find robust evidence that individuals having an internal LOC are more likely to take up supplementary private health insurance (SUPP). The increase in the probability to have a SUPP due to one standard deviation increase in the measure ...

SOEPpapers 1146 | Eric Bonsang, Joan Costa-Font, Sonja DeNew

Monopsony in the labor market: the employment effects of the german minimum wage reform

In 2015, Germany introduced a statutory hourly minimum wage that was not only universally binding but also set at a relatively high level. By focusing on the short-run effects of the German Minimum Wage Reform, I estimate its impact on employment. Using a difference-in-differences framework, I exploit variation in the regional treatment intensity, assuming that the stronger a minimum wage ‘bites’ into ...

2021, | Silvio Ceron

Television, Health, and Happiness: A Natural Experiment in West Germany

Watching television is the most time-consuming human activity besides work but its role for individual well-being is unclear. Negative consequences portrayed in the literature raise the question whether this popular pastime constitutes an economic good or bad, and hence serves as a prime example of irrational behavior reducing individual health and happiness. Using rich panel data, we are the first ...

SOEPpapers 1148 | Adrian Chadi, Manuel Hoffmann
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