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8. Oktober 2014

SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Parental Leave Benefits and Breastfeeding in Germany: Effects of the 2007 Reform

(together with Anita Kottwitz and C. Katharina Spieß)
While the health benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and children are well known, breastfeeding may make it difficult for mothers to return early to the labor market. Maternity and parental leave regulations have been designed to reduce this conflict. In 2007, Germany put into effect a new parental leave benefit (Elterngeld). The related reform increased the number of parents eligible for benefits and changed the amount and duration of the benefits. The reform sought to decrease the pressure to return to the labor market soon after childbirth, especially for those parents who did not benefit under the old system. The current paper investigates whether this reform of parental leave impacted breastfeeding initiation and duration in Germany. We draw on representative survey data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) from 2002 through 2012. Three breastfeeding measures are exploited 1) breastfeeding at birth or no breastfeeding initiation; 2) breastfeeding for at least four months; and 3) breastfeeding for at least six months. We find no effect of the Elterngeld reform on breastfeeding initiation or breastfeeding for at least six months, but do find an effect on breastfeeding for at least four months. Applying a difference-in-difference approach, it is shown that mothers who were not affected by the reform did not change their breastfeeding behavior. Breastfeeding duration increased among mothers who benefited from the reform. The results were robust over various sensitivity tests including placebo regressions and controlling for regional indicators, among others. Thus, our empirical results provide evidence that the reform's goal of allowing parents to spend more time with their children during the first year of life also impacted breastfeeding behavior.

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  • Anja Oppermann (iFQ Institut für Forschungsinformation und Qualitätssicherung)
  • Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    24. Sept 2014

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Zur Erfassung des Medienklimas als Kontextinformation in der Umfrageforschung: Das Beispiel des Media Claims Coding im Rahmen des European Social Survey

    (zusammen mit Stefan Liebig)
    Das aktuelle Tagesgeschehen in Politik und Öffentlichkeit kann die Meinungen und Einstellungen der Menschen in einem Land verändern. Insofern Surveys versuchen, solche Meinungen und Einstellungen zu messen, können Nachrichten und Ereignisse einen Einfluss auf die Ergebnisse einer Erhebung nehmen. Um diesen Einflussfaktor untersuchen zu können, wird im Rahmen des European Social Survey versucht, das Medienklima zum Zeitpunkt der Erhebung zu erfassen. Dafür werden über einen Zeitraum von 10 Wochen die zentralen Inhalte zweier überregionaler Tageszeitungen analysiert und dokumentiert. Es werden sogenannte "Media Claims" identifiziert und vercodet, die eine Intervention eines Akteurs im öffentlichen Raum darstellen. Der Vortrag schildert das Verfahren, diskutiert theoretische und praktische Herausforderungen und präsentiert erste vorläufige Ergebnisse des Einflusses von Media Claims auf ausgewählte Meinungen und Einstellungen.

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  • Michael Weinhardt (Universität Bielefeld)
  • Zeit
    13:00-14:00
    Ort
    Gustav-Schmoller-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    19. Sept 2014

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar The Psychic Cost of Children

    (together with Hielke Buddelmeyer and Daniel Hamermesh)
    We use longitudinal data on couples in Australia covering the period 2001 to 2012, and in Germany for 2002 to 2012, to examine how demographic events affect perceived time and financial stress. Consistent with the view of measures of stress as proxies for the Lagrangean multipliers in models of household production, we show that births increase time stress, especially among mothers, and generally also raise financial stress, with somewhat larger effects of first births. The monetary equivalent of the costs of the extra time stress is very large. While the departure of a child from the home does reduce parents’ time and financial stress, its negative impacts on the tightness of the time and goods constraints are smaller than the positive impacts of a birth.

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  • Mark Wooden (University of Melbourne)
  • Zeit
    11:00 - 12:00
    Ort
    Gustav-Schmoller-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    15. - 18. Sept 2014

    Konferenz Sustaining Quality of Life across the Globe - ISQOLS 2014
    The Quality of Life Conference

    The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) and the Free University Berlin (FU Berlin) invite researchers from all disciplines, policy makers and practitioners from across the globe to participate in the 2014 Quality of Life Conference "Sustaining Quality of Life across the Globe".

    Conference topics

    • Theoretical Foundations and Conceptual Applications
    • Empirical Applications - Domains, Events, and Life Cycle
    • Indices, Measures, and Methods for QoL-Research
    • Regional Perspectives and Cross-Country Comparisons
    • Everyday Life Experiences, Policy Perspectives, and Global Trends

     

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    Ort
    Freie Universität Berlin Raum 202 (Kaminzimmer) Boltzmannstr. 20 14195 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    extern
    berlin2014@isqols.org
    30. Juli 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Family-Friendly Workplaces: Selection and Satisfaction

    We exploiting two unique data sources, a linked employer-employee dataset and a dataset on families in Germany, to analyze the effect of a change in firm family friendliness on workforce composition and worker satisfaction. We focus on two types of family friendly policies: The offer of childcare services and flexible working hours. Combining fixed effect and matching methods to account for selection effects we find some evidence for a stronger increase in the fraction of women in firms which introduced a family friendly policy. The effect is in particular strong for childcare services in East Germany. Satisfaction with work and care are also affected. Flexible working hours, if at all, only set incentives for higher educated women to choose a specific employer.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    Tel.: +49 30 89789 265
    16. Juli 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen The Role of Time Preferences in Educational Decision Making

    The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the role time preferences play in educational decision making. In the presentation, I introduce a dynamic structural life-cycle model in which a forward-looking decision maker makes periodical decisions between continuing schooling and exiting to the labour force. The strategy of the underlying paper is to solve and estimate two versions of this model, one with an exponential, one with a hyperbolic discount factor, and compare subsequent model fit and outcomes from policy simulations. In the presentation, I show the solution to the exponential version and some cautious results of first estimation under some very basic specifications.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    30. Juni 2014

    30.06.2014 - 01.07.2014 Konferenz 11th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference
    SOEP2014

    The 11th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2014) will be held in Berlin, June 30 to July 1, 2014, at DIW Berlin and Hertie School of Governance. The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other researchers familiar with SOEP data. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g. economics, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology and sociology) who use the SOEP or the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent Files (CNEF) are invited to submit an abstract. We encourage in particular submissions of papers using the longitudinal features of the SOEP as well as cross national comparative analysis.

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    Keynote Speakers
  • Patricia McManus, Indiana University, Bloomington/USA Jacques Silber, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan/Israel
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    25. Juni 2014

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Gibt es Effekte der Geschwisterposition auf die Persönlichkeit?
    Eine Analyse basierend auf dem SOEP und zwei weiteren internationalen Paneldatensätzen

    Bisher hat sich die Forschung selten auf Basis quantitativer Methoden mit gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen in der DDR befasst. Deshalb ist auch die Ergebnislage zu etablierten sozialwissenschaftlichen Konzepten deutlich eingeschränkt. Dazu zählt auch, dass nur ein begrenztes Wissen zur Lebensqualität in der DDR vorhanden ist. Eine der Hauptgründe für die bestehenden Desiderata sind fehlende Daten, die repräsentative und längsschnittliche Untersuchungen ermöglichen könnten. In unserem Vortrag werden wir deshalb eine bisher in der Forschung weitestgehend übersehene Datenbasis vorstellen, mit der zukünftig quantitative Forschungen zur Lebensqualität in der DDR möglich werden sollen. Dabei handelt es sich um sog. Eingabenstatistiken. In dieser Datenquelle, die ein Produkt des staatlichen Berichtswesens darstellte, wurden durch den Bürger verfasste und an den Staat adressierte Bitten, Wünsche und Beschwerden gezählt und kategorisiert. Da wir es jedoch mit dem Quellennachlass eines totalitären Staates zu tun haben und dieser Umstand die Datenvalidität fragwürdig macht, möchten wir mit dem Vortrag unterschiedliche Verfahren zur Prüfung der Aussagekraft unserer Quelle und erste Ergebnisse unserer Studien vorstellen. Dabei spielt die SOEP-Stichprobe C eine bedeutende Rolle, da wir davon ausgehen, dass hohe Korrelationen zwischen den Messungen zur Lebensqualität im SOEP und unseren Statistiken, den Wert unserer Quelle untermauern können. Darüber hinaus präsentierten wir erste Ergebnisse einer historischen Validierungsstudie, die bereits den Wert der Eingabenstatistiken für die Erforschung der Lebensqualität unterstreicht. Der Vortrag basiert dabei auf einem kürzlich bei der DFG eingereichten Forschungsantrag.

    Referent/-in
  • Prof. Stefan Schmukle (Universität Leipzig)
  • Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum DIW Berlin Raum 2.3.001 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    11. Juni 2014

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Eingabenstatistiken – Eine Quelle zur Rekonstruktion von Lebensqualität in der DDR?

    Bisher hat sich die Forschung selten auf Basis quantitativer Methoden mit gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen in der DDR befasst. Deshalb ist auch die Ergebnislage zu etablierten sozialwissenschaftlichen Konzepten deutlich eingeschränkt. Dazu zählt auch, dass nur ein begrenztes Wissen zur Lebensqualität in der DDR vorhanden ist. Eine der Hauptgründe für die bestehenden Desiderata sind fehlende Daten, die repräsentative und längsschnittliche Untersuchungen ermöglichen könnten. In unserem Vortrag werden wir deshalb eine bisher in der Forschung weitestgehend übersehene Datenbasis vorstellen, mit der zukünftig quantitative Forschungen zur Lebensqualität in der DDR möglich werden sollen. Dabei handelt es sich um sog. Eingabenstatistiken. In dieser Datenquelle, die ein Produkt des staatlichen Berichtswesens darstellte, wurden durch den Bürger verfasste und an den Staat adressierte Bitten, Wünsche und Beschwerden gezählt und kategorisiert. Da wir es jedoch mit dem Quellennachlass eines totalitären Staates zu tun haben und dieser Umstand die Datenvalidität fragwürdig macht, möchten wir mit dem Vortrag unterschiedliche Verfahren zur Prüfung der Aussagekraft unserer Quelle und erste Ergebnisse unserer Studien vorstellen. Dabei spielt die SOEP-Stichprobe C eine bedeutende Rolle, da wir davon ausgehen, dass hohe Korrelationen zwischen den Messungen zur Lebensqualität im SOEP und unseren Statistiken, den Wert unserer Quelle untermauern können. Darüber hinaus präsentierten wir erste Ergebnisse einer historischen Validierungsstudie, die bereits den Wert der Eingabenstatistiken für die Erforschung der Lebensqualität unterstreicht. Der Vortrag basiert dabei auf einem kürzlich bei der DFG eingereichten Forschungsantrag.

    Referent/-in
  • Prof. Ulrich Kohler und Dr. Marian Krawietz (beide Universität Potsdam)
  • Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    28. Mai 2014

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Divering experiences of early career in Western Germany: The effect of social background and regional labour market context

    Family background has long-lasting effects on labour market outcomes. A crucial period is the transition from the educational system to the labour market. It is here that inequality can get reinforced through an unsuccessful transition involving low work attachment and low pay. A bad first experience has been shown to have long-lasting effects, making this an important point for any policy intervention. While previous studies found an effect of family background on different adverse outcomes, the estimates differ strongly over time and between countries. The main empirical approaches focused on individual characteristics to explain the transmission of disadvantage. This paper studies the early career in the context of regional labour markets to explain variation. Family disadvantage is associated with lower human and social capital which may make the disadvantaged less desirable on the labour market. In tighter labour markets employers are expected to prefer more advantaged young adults. This results in a larger gap between the disadvantaged young adults and the rest in times of high unemployment. Using the German Socio-economic Panel (SOEP) study from 1984 to 2011 this paper shows that disadvantaged young adults (16-35) are more affected by the labour market context than the others. Random coefficient models are used to account for unobserved characteristics. It is shown that both the risk of being workless and the wage are more volatile to changing labour market conditions for young adults from a less advantaged background.

    Referent/-in
  • Wouter Zwysen (ISER, University of Essex/UK)
  • Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    12. März 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Family pension benefits and household savings

    Child-raising pension benefits (Kindererziehungszeiten) in Germany are designed as a compensation for employment interruptions due to child-birth. These benefits increase the parent's (usually the mother's) pension wealth. In principle, this implies negative incentives for private savings.
    Based on the Income and Expenditure Survey (EVS), the impact of child-raising pension benefits on household savings shall be identified by exploiting the pension reform 1992 as a natural experiment. In this cluster seminar the research idea will be presented.

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    Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 610
    22. Januar 2014

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar The Impact of Tuition Fees on Educational Inequality

    This paper studies whether university tuition fees affect the intention to acquire a university degree among high school students and, if so, whether individuals from low-income households are affected in particular. We analyze the introduction and abolishment of tuition fees in Germany using data from the Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP). We find a negative effect of tuition fees on the intention of 17-years-olds to acquire a university degree. The effect is mainly driven by individuals from low-income households. By analyzing register data from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, we also show that tuition fees affect the actual number of university graduates more in communities with relatively high unemployment rates.

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  • Michael Bahrs (Universität Hamburg)
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    15. Januar 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Educational Choice against All the Odds - Personality Traits as a Tool Kit?

    Students from a non-academic background have a significant lower probability of receiving tertiary education than their peers from an academic background. This is true even in an educational system where higher education is free of charge and financial constraints play a rather small role. Many theoretical and empirical articles describe reasons for this inequality. While primary effects, as less educational input at home, and secondary effects, fewer financial resources, explain the lower attendance, few studies show the factors that lead to a successful transition into tertiary education. In this paper we examine students who enter college against all the odds. Holding parental background and cognitive ability constant, by applying a propensity score matching method, we show that personality traits explain college enrollment intentions. The results show that educational policies should not neglect students' non-cognitive skills, as these skills help explain how to close the educational gap. Our first preliminary results show that "openness to experience" increases students' intention to pursue a college degree. (joint with Frauke Peter)

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    Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    8. Januar 2014

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Taking Social Policy Personally: Personality Traits and Welfare Attitudes Across Contexts of Social Need and Regime Socialization

    Previous political research on personality has largely focused on voting and partisan attitudes. This article explores the direct and the conditional relationship between the Big Five personality traits and welfare state attitudes in the context of five different areas or needs contexts for welfare provision. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel 2002, we obtain robust evidence that neuroticism is associated with stronger support for the state's financial responsibility when unemployed, when sick, and for the family. The substantive effect of personality traits in predicting welfare attitudes is often as large as that of education, employment status, or partisan ideology. Moreover, unlike traits such as conscientiousness, openness and extraversion, the relationship between neuroticism and welfare attitudes is not conditioned by communist regime socialization. We conclude that personality in general and neuroticism in particular are unjustly neglected factors shaping individuals' preferences towards welfare provision, which deserve closer attention in future research.

    Keywords: Big Five, self-interest, socialization, communist legacy,
    German Socio-Economic Panel

    SSRN Download: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2282622

    Referent/-in
  • Prof. Markus S. Tepe (Universität Oldenburg)
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    18. Dez 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Transition to Parenthood and the Dynamic of Women´s Economic Dependency. A Comparison of Germany and Switzerland

    Referent/-in
  • Lena Liechti
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    4. Dez 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen What happens if women disappear from the labor market? Occupational status of women at marriage in a modernizing society

    joint with Ineke Maas & Marco H.D. van Leeuwen

    The nineteenth and twentieth centuries are an especially interesting period to investigate women's status attainment in Western societies because interesting and partly contrary developments took place. First, women increasingly withdrew from the labor market after marriage, possibly as a consequence of increasing prosperity that allowed families to survive on only one (the male) income. Secondly girls increasingly participated in secondary education which should have given them more job opportunities. Thirdly, in part due to the early suffragette movement, notions on equal treatment of men and women gained ground. In view of these developments we will answer the following questions: How did the occupational status of women at marriage change over time, and how did it vary between regions? To what extent can regional and temporal variation in the occupational status of women at marriage be explained by (a) the decrease in women's labour force participation rates (b) the increase in schooling of girls and (c) the increase of gender equality notions?

    The data we use, the GENLIAS dataset is an excellent source to study status attainment at marriage over a long period of time. It includes all 19th and early 20th century marriage certificates of the Netherlands. The 911,602 marriage certificates that we analyze do not only contain information on the married persons, but also on their parents, ages and often their occupational titles. In addition the place of marriage is noted. These rich information allow us to employ a multi-level research design, where the theoretical processes are measured at the level of municipalities, and may vary yearly.

    Referentin
  • Wiebke Schulz (Universität Bielefeld)
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    13. Nov 2013

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Unions, Policy, and Family Values: How unions influence state-level leave policy in the United States

    Referent/-in
  • Cassandra Engeman (University of California)
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    6. Nov 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Music or Sports - An empirical analysis of their differential effects on child development

    (joint with Charlotte Cabane and Michael Lechner)

    Previous studies on the effects of leisure activities on skill development do not discuss whether such activities are complements or substitutes. Comparing to which extent various extracurricular activities influence skill development brings us closer to understanding the formation of educational inequalities as well as the mechanisms behind skill production. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, our study compares the role of music and sports for the development of cognitive and non-cognitive skills during adolescence. We use parental taste as an instrumental variable to account for the non-random choice between these activities. Our preliminary findings suggest that music is better than sports for increasing adolescents’ ambition and optimism about future success.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    30. Oktober 2013

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Moving to diversity: residential mobility, changes in ethnic diversity and concerns about immigration

    Studies on ethnic diversity and social cohesion are predominantly crosssectional and assume linearity, i.e. a steady, constant decline of social capital as ethnic diversity increases. Relying on longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel and applying a differences-in-differences design, the paper investigates how the event of moving to a more or less diverse neighbourhood affects people's opinions about immigration up until the fourth year after the move.
    The results show that moving to diversity indeed results in more concerns about immigration and that the conclusion would actually have been the opposite if one had relied on a cross-sectional analysis of the data exclusively. Moreover, the effect of ethnic diversity lasts over time: even four years after moving people who moved to a more diverse neighbourhood remain more xenophobic. But people who move to ‘highly-diverse' neighbourhoods, i.e. one of Germany's 15% most diverse neighbourhoods, do not become more concerned. In contrast to assumptions on linear, constant effects of diversity, this shows that prejudice-fostering effects of diversity wear off at high levels of diversity, suggesting that frequent opportunities for personal intergroup contact begin to cancel out feelings of threat.

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  • Bram Lancee & Merlin Schaeffer (WZB)
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    16. Oktober 2013

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Stress inducing or relieving? Retirement's causal effect on health

    This paper estimates the causal effect of retirement on health using Regression Discontinuity Design and instrumental variables. Age serves as an assignment variable for the RDD estimation and eligibility for a state pension is used as an instrument for retirement. Self-reported health status and the physical and mental sum-mary score of the SF12 measure are used as dependent variables. The results show an increase in subjective health and mental health. There is evidence for effect heterogeneity with respect to gender, education and job satisfaction.

    Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 587
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