Veranstaltungen

Soziales und Gesundheit
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10. Juli 2019

Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Better Together? Heterogeneous Effects of Tracking on Student Achievement

This study estimates mean and distributional effects of early between-school ability tracking on student achievement. For identification, I exploit heterogeneity in tracking regimes between German federal states. After comprehensive primary school, about 40% of students are selected for the academic track and taught in separate schools in all states. The remaining students, however, are either taught comprehensively or further tracked into two different school forms depending on the state. I estimate the effects of this tracking on students' mathematics and reading test scores with a difference-in-difference-in-differences estimator to eliminate unobserved heterogeneity in achievement levels and trends between states. I find substantial achievement gains from comprehensive versus tracked schooling at ages 10-13. These average effects are almost entirely driven by low-achievers. I do not find evidence for negative effects of comprehensive schooling on the achievement of higher performing students. My results show that decreasing the degree of tracking in early secondary school can reduce inequality while increasing the efficiency of educational production.

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  • Pamela A. Meyerhofer (Cornell University)

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Anna J. Schwartz Room Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    5. Juni 2019

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Paid Family Leave and Fertility: The Case of California

    Current research on maternal and parental leave focuses on leave take-up and employment outcomes, finding that short leaves have beneficial labor market outcomes. As the US faces below replacement fertility and an aging population, we need to consider potential unintended fertility consequences of these policies. Generous European and Australian leave policies have increased fertility and fertility intentions. The unpaid Family Medical Leave Act in the US also increased fertility. Yet, we do not know the effect of short, modestly paid leaves on fertility, especially in the US policy context. Using Synthetic Control Method, I estimate the impact of the introduction of a modest paid family leave policy, California’s Paid Family Leave (CA-PFL), on several fertility outcomes. Preliminary results find no impact of CA-PFL on aggregate birthrates, which is expected given the modest benefits of this policy. As this policy was targeted towards disadvantaged populations who do not have access to paid family leave and/or cannot afford unpaid leave, the next step is to explore heterogenous effects by race, income, and education. I will also test for changes along the intensive margin such as age at birth and birth timing/spacing. While preliminary findings do not show increasing fertility as previous research suggested, CA-PFL also does not appear to dampen fertility. This means that women can reap the labor market and gender equity benefits of paid family leave found in previous research without unintended fertility consequences.

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  • Pamela A. Meyerhofer (Cornell University)

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Anna J. Schwartz Room Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    27. Mai 2019

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) Patient vs. Provider Incentives in Long-Term Care

    BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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  • R. Vincent Pohl (University of Georgia)

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    16.00 - 17.15
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    Elinor Ostrom Hall Raum 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    24. Mai 2019

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics How does receiving an unusual antibiotic resistance test result affect a physician's future treatment decisions?

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    10:30 - 11:30
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    Anna J. Schwartz Room Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    20. Mai 2019

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) Intergenerational Spillovers in Disability Insurance

    BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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  • Gordon Dahl (University of California, San Diego)

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    16.00 - 17.15
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    Elinor Ostrom Hall Raum 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    1. April 2019

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) Building Nations through Shared Experiences: Evidence from African Football

    BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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  • Ruben Durante (ICREA, UPF, Barcelona GSE)

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    16.00 - 17.15
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    Elinor Ostrom Hall Raum 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    29. März 2019

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Daycare Choice and Ethnic Diversity: Evidence from a Randomized Survey

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  • Mette Gørtz, University of Copenhagen

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    13:15 - 14:30
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    28. März 2019

    Berlin Lunchtime Meeting Risks that matter
    Wie Menschen soziale und wirtschaftliche Risiken wahrnehmen und welche Absicherung sie vom Staat erwarten

    Globalisierung und Digitalisierung bieten vielfältige neue Möglichkeiten, jedoch sehen viele Menschen sie aber auch als Bedrohung ihrer sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Stellung. Wie gewichten Menschen diese Risiken? Wo erwarten sie Unterstützung vom Staat beziehungsweise eine gesellschaftliche Absicherung? In welchem Verhältnis steht die subjektiv empfundene soziale Sicherheit zu den öffentlichen Investitionen in diesem Bereich?
     
    Diesen Fragen ist die OECD in einer neuen Studie nachgegangen. Die Erhebung basiert auf repräsentativen Befragungen in 21 OECD-Ländern aus dem Frühjahr und Herbst 2018 und ist die erste internationale Studie dieser Art. Wir stellen jetzt die detaillierten Ergebnisse der Erhebung vor.
     
    Monika Queisser, Abteilungsleiterin für Sozialpolitik bei der OECD, wird die Studie präsentieren und einige Thesen zu Implikationen für die Sozialpolitik formulieren.

    Präsentation: Monika Queisser | OECD, Abteilungsleiterin für Sozialpolitik
    Kommentar: Johannes Hillje | Politik- und Kommunikationsberater

    Moderation: Dorothea Siems | Die Welt

    Die Veranstaltung findet in deutscher Sprache statt.

    Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme und bitten um Ihre verbindliche Anmeldung an .

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  • Monika Queisser | OECD, Abteilungsleiterin für Sozialpolitik

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    12:00 Uhr
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    Elinor-Ostrom-Saal DIW Berlin Raum 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    16. Januar 2019

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Health-Check Up Utilization in UK: Panel Evidence from the BHPS 1992 - 2008

    This analysis has investigated the determinants of screening uptake for the six different screening examinations (breast and cervical cancer screening examination, blood pressure check, cholesterol level test, eyesight test and dental screening). Same type of screening examination and also possible spillover effects from one type of screening examination to another other type of screening examinations have been investigated with univariate and bivariate dynamic panel probit models. The dependent variables were the participation in the screening examination in the recent year. A Wooldridge-type estimator with initial conditions have been used as econometric method. The samples consisted of individuals from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) for the time period from 1992 to 2008. The analysis has showed the high relevance of past screening behavior and the importance of state dependency for the same and the other type of screening examinations even after controlling for covariates and unobserved heterogeneity. The uptake for breast and cervical cancer screening examinations have been higher when the same type of screening examination have been done one or three years earlier or taking part in previous screening examinations for the other four screening examinations. The result is also in accordance with the NHS breast and cervical cancer screening programmes and with  the recommendations for the other four screening examinations in UK. Positive spillover effects has existed between the screening examinations with regard to blood pressure check and cholesterol level test and also breast and cervical cancer examinations. Other socioeconomic and health related variables have had non-uniform results in the six different screening examinations.

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  • Alexander Labeit

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Anna-J.-Schwartz-Raum DIW Berlin Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    5. Dez 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Long-term effects of pregnancy and childbirth on sleep quality and duration of first-time and experienced mothers and fathers

    Study Objectives: This study examines the change in mothers’ and fathers’ sleep satisfaction and sleep duration across pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and postpartum up to six years after birth and examines potential protective and risk factors for sleep during that time.
    Methods: Participants of a large representative panel study from Germany reported sleep satisfaction and sleep duration in yearly interviews. During the observation period (2008–2015), 2,367 parents reported birth of the first child, 2,666 parents reported birth of the second and 1,184 parents reported birth of the third child. Fixed-effects regression models were used to analyze changes in sleep associated with childbirth.
    Results: Sleep satisfaction and duration sharply declined with childbirth and reached a nadir during the first three months postpartum, with women more strongly affected (women: d = 0.79, 62 min; men: d = 0.16, 13 min for sleep satisfaction and duration compared with pre pregnancy). In both women and men, sleep satisfaction and duration did not fully recover for up to six years after birth of their first child. Breastfeeding was associated with a slight decrease in maternal sleep satisfaction (d = 0.32) and duration (14 min). Parental age, household income, and dual vs. single parenting were unrelated, or only very weakly related to improved sleep.
    Conclusions: While sleep satisfaction and duration decline particularly in the first months postpartum, both mothers’ and fathers’ sleep do not fully recover to pre-pregnancy levels up to six years after birth of the first child.

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Ferdinand Friedensburg Room DIW Berlin Raum 2.3.001 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    16. Nov 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Co-Evolution of Skills and Preferences of School-Age Children

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  • Janos Gabler, Universität Bonn

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    13.15 - 14.30
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    8. Nov 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Intergenerational Health Mobility in Germany

    Studies of intergenerational mobility in heath are scarce. This is true despite the importance of health for welfare. I show first estimates of integenerational health mobility in Germany using several measures of self-reported health status (SRHS) during adulthood from the SOEP. I proof that there ist higher mobility in health than in income. Moreover, while my estimates for the intergenerational association in health is considerable lower than in the US, my estimates for relative mobility are comparable of that in the US. In addition, I contrast my estimates in intergenerational transmission in SRHS with those in physical and mental health, inferred with the Short-Form 12 questionnaire. While my estimates show that the intergenerational transmission in physical and SRHS are similar, we see notable larger intergenerational persistence in mental health. Further, a rich set of covariates allows me to provide suggestive evidence for potential mechanisms.

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Conference Room 33002c nn DIW Berlin Raum 3.3.002c Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    17. Oktober 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Low-Income Household Finances

    This paper investigates the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, "Obamacare") on out-of-pocket medical expenditures and access to health care for households across the income distribution. Using a DDD identification strategy and simulated eligibility instruments, I parameterize three of the central policy provisions of the ACA: Medicaid expansion, insurance exchange subsidies and individual mandate penalties, and assess their separate effects. I find that all three policies decreased the OOP of targeted households at the bottom of the income distribution and increased utilization of medical services and access to health care.

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Anna J. Schwartz Room Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    13. - 14. Sept 2018

    Linos-2-Workshop

    Im Rahmen des DFG geförderten Projekts Strukturelle Bedingungen von Gerechtigkeitseinstellungen über den Lebensverlauf (kurz LINOS für Legitimation of Inequalities over the Life-span) findet am 13. und 14. September ein Workshop in den Räumlichkeiten des DIW statt.

    Im Zentrum des Workshops stehen die ersten beiden Wellen eines Beschäftigtenpanels, welches im Kontext des LINOS- Projektes erhoben wird. Ergänzt um verknüpfte administrative Daten des Instituts für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) in Nürnberg, ermöglicht die Befragung die längsschnittliche Betrachtung von Gerechtigkeitseinstellungen über den Lebensverlauf, unter Berücksichtigung detaillierter Informationen über die Einbettung der Befragten in soziale Kontexte (Projektbeschreibung).

    Der Workshop bietet nationalen und internationalen Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern ein Forum, um erste Einblicke in die Methoden und Ergebnisse der LINOS Befragung zu erhalten sowie aktuelle Arbeiten aus der empirischen Gerechtigkeitsforschung zu diskutieren. Am ersten Tag des Workshops wird in die Daten des Projekts eingeführt, unterstützt von Beiträgen zu ergebnis- und ordnungsbezogene Gerechtigkeitseinstellungen im Quer- und Längsschnitt. Der zweite Tag zeigt weitere Perspektive der Datennutzung auf, indem sowohl methodischer Forschung mit LINOS-Daten und administrativen Daten sowie  Beiträge aus der experimentellen Gerechtigkeitsforschung diskutiert werden. Darüber hinaus wird die Rolle von persönlichen Netzwerken für Gerechtigkeitseinstellungen diskutiert. Der Workshop schließt mit einigen Bemerkungen zum Zugang zu den LINOS Daten sowie zu den Möglichkeiten zukünftiger Forschungskooperationen.

    Die Workshopsprache ist Englisch.

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    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    4. - 5. Juli 2018

    Konferenz zur "Evaluation des Mindestlohns"

    Am 4. und 5. Juli 2018 wird am DIW Berlin die Konferenz „Evaluation of Minimum Wages“ stattfinden. Ziel der Konferenz ist es, ein Forum für die aktuelle Forschung zu Mindestlöhnen und deren Effekten zu bieten. Während der Fokus der Veranstaltung auf Deutschland nach der Einführung des flächendeckenden Mindestlohns liegt, werden auch Beiträge mit empirischen Untersuchungen aus anderen Ländern sowie Studien mit theoretischem oder methodischem Schwerpunkt gesucht. Als Keynote Speaker konnten wir Prof. Dr. David Neumark (University of California, Irvine) gewinnen.

    Wissenschaftliches Komitee/Organisation:

    Marco Caliendo (Universität Potsdam),
    Carsten Schröder (SOEP/DIW Berlin und FU Berlin),
    Jürgen Schupp (SOEP/DIW Berlin und FU Berlin),
    Alexandra Fedorets (SOEP/DIW Berlin),
    Lutz Bellmann (IAB Nürnberg).

    Mehr Informationen gibt es im Call for Papers und auf der Projektseite des EVA-MIN-Projektes.

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    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    Marco Caliendo, Universität Potsdam
    caliendo[@]empwifo.uni-potsdam.de)
    15. Juni 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Later pension, poorer health? Evidence from the new State Pension age in the UK

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  • Ludovico Carrino, King’s College London and University of Venice Ca’ Foscari

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    13.15 - 14.30
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    Anna J. Schwartz Room Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    1. Juni 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Bismarck's Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline

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  • Stefan Bauernschuster, University of Passau

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    13.15 - 14.30
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    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    27. April 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics The Impact of Competition on Health Care Quality in the Hospital Industry

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  • Thomas Stratmann, George Mason University (Visiting Professor at DIW Berlin)

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    10:30-11:30
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    Ferdinand Friedensburg Room DIW Berlin Raum 2.3.001 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    16. April 2018

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) Tightening Disability Screening Or Reducing Disability Benefits? Evidence and Welfare Implications

    BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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  • Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich)

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    16.00 - 17.15
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    Elinor Ostrom Hall Raum 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    1. Februar 2018

    Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar

    The Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar are a joint effort between DIW, WZB, HU Berlin and TU Berlin (in cooperation with CRC TRR 190) with the aim of fostering the exchange between active researchers in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics.

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  • 3:00 p.m.:
    Stéphane Luchini, CNRS and Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE), on "Testimony under Oath - an Experimental Test"

    4:45 p.m.:
    Loukas Balafoutas, University of Innsbruck, on "Rehabilitation and Social Behavior: Experiments in Prison"

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    3:00-4:15 p.m.
    4:45-6:00 p.m.
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    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    Tel.: +49 30 89789 327
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