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25 July 2018

Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Care & Careers: Housework Distribution and Occupational Prestige

Despite increasing female labor market participation over the past decades care duties are hardly been shared more equally within couples. We challenge existing approaches (time availability theory, relative resources approach) on the formation of care arrangements with the human capital theory focusing on the consequences of an unequal distribution of housework. We argue that couples make simultaneous decisions on the time spent in market and care work. A more equal care distribution frees women’s time resources and enhances their abilities to participate in the labor market and have more successful employment careers. Based on GSOEP data we investigate the effects of different care work distributions within heterosexual couple households on their employment probability and occupational success. In this version of the paper we estimate fixed effect regressions also that control for individual and household characteristics as well as general time trends. Preliminary results show that the total amount of housework and its distribution between partners significantly affect, both, the labor market participation and the occupational prestige of men and women.

Speaker
Time
12:30 - 13:30
Location
Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 265
Tel.: +49 30 89789 516
30 July 2018

30 July 2018 to 1 August 2018 Graduate Center Short Course Structural Vector Autoregressive Analysis

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Speaker
  • Lutz Kilian

  • Time
    09:00-17:00
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    9 to 14 Sept 2018

    Workshop 12th International Research Workshop “Methods for Ph.D.”

    Empirical research is seeking through methodological processes to discover, hopefully, nontrivial facts and insights. Beside choosing a topic and grounding an idea in theory, empirical research consists of gathering and analysing data as well as presenting results in scientific contexts in order to contribute new issues to the body of acquired knowledge – not only to someone‘s own but also to that of others.

    The workshop this year tackles these steps of your research project:

    • Gathering data via (un)structured interviews and analysing standardised survey data and
    • using the computer for qualitative data analysis and as a tool for statistics.

    These steps will strengthen the cooperation in empirical research to boost and streamline one’s project.

    Fees and refugee scholarships

    499 Euro (with accommodation and meals)
    299 Euro (without accommodation, lunch and dinner are included)

    There are offered up to three funded scholarships to support refugee postgraduate students from Germany. Full details including eligibility criteria and how to apply for a scholarship can be found on the workshop website.

    It is possible to get a certificate on 5 credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).

    The Program

    Sunday, September 9th, 2018

    From 16.00 h: Arrival
    18.00 h: Dinner
    19.30 h: Greetings & Welcome Room Stockholm
    20.30 h: Networking Bierklausel

    Monday, September 10th, 2018

    From 07.30 h: Breakfast
    09.00 – 12.30 h: Parallel courses (1)
    12.30 h: Lunch
    14.30 – 18.00 h: Parallel courses (2)
    From 18:00 h: Dinner

    Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

    From 07.30 h: Breakfast
    09.00 – 12.30 h: Parallel courses (1) from the day before continue
    12.30 h: Lunch
    14.30 – 18.00 h: Parallel courses (2) from the day before continue
    From 18:00 h: Dinner

    Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

    From 07.30 h: Breakfast
    09.00 – 12.30 h: Parallel courses (1) from the day before continue
    12.30 h: Lunch
    14.30 – 18.00 h: Parallel courses (2) from the day before continue
    From 18:00 h: Dinner

    Thursday, September 13th, 2018

    From 07.30 h: Breakfast
    09.00 – 12.30 h: Parallel courses (3)
    12:30 h: Lunch
    14:30 – 18:00 h: Parallel courses (3) from the morning continue
    19:30 h: Dinner

    Friday, September 14th, 2018

    From 9:00 – 10:30 h: Breakfast and Departure

    For further information, especially lecturers, more detailed program, registration and organizers visit the website and the registration form.

    The International Research Workshop is organised by:

    • Wenzel Matiaske (Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg/Institute for Employment Relations and Labour)
    • Simon Fietze (University of Southern Denmark/Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management)
    • Heiko Stüber (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))


    Contact:

    The workshop is supported by:

    • University of Southern Denmark, Department of Environmental and Business Economics
    • Europa-Universität Flensburg
    • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
    • University of Hamburg, School of Business
    • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Economics
    • Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
    • Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
    • Werkstatt für Personal- und Organisationsforschung e.V.
    • German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin
    • GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
    • University of Bielefeld Data Service for Business and Organizational Data (DSZ-BO)
    • Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)
    • Hans-Boeckler-Foundation
    • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU)
    • Kühne Logistics University (The KLU)
    • Inter University Center Dubrovnik (IUC)

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    Location
    Akademie Sankelmark (near Flensburg) Akademieweg 6 24988 Oeversee
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 281
    Contact(s)
    external
    Workshop committee:
    Simon Fietze, Wenzel Matiaske, and Heiko Stüber
    E-Mail: irwsnetwork@gmail.com
    13 to 14 Sept 2018

    GSOEP Linos-2 Workshop

    As part of the DFG-funded project Strukturelle Bedingungen von Gerechtigkeitseinstellungen über den Lebensverlauf (for short LINOS for Legitimation of Inequalities over the Life-span), a workshop will take place on 13th and 14th of September, 2018 at the DIW premises.

    The workshop will focus on the first two waves of an employee panel, which is surveyed in the context of the LINOS project. Supplemented by linked administrative data from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nürnberg, the survey enables a longitudinal view on justice attitudes over the life course, taking into account detailed information about the embedding of respondents into social contexts (project description).

    The workshop offers national and international scientists a forum to gain first insights into the methods and results of the LINOS survey and to discuss current work on empirical justice research. On the first day of the workshop, the data of the project will be introduced, supported by contributions on outcome- and order-related attitudes towards justice from cross- and longitudinal perspectives. The second day shows further perspectives of data usage by discussing methodological research with LINOS data and administrative data as well as contributions from experimental justice research. Furthermore, the role of personal networks for justice attitudes is discussed. The workshop concludes with some remarks on access to LINOS data and the possibilities of future research collaborations.

    The workshop language is English.

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  • Location
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 419
    28 Sept 2018

    Workshop The 10th Berlin IO Day

    The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and supported by the Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and WZB which takes place twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring. The aim is to create an international forum for high quality research in Industrial Organization in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe's most vibrant and intellectually lively cities.

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    Location
    ESMT European School of Management and Technology Schloßplatz 1 10178 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 520
    4 to 5 October 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Spatial Econometrics

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    Speaker
  • Paul Elhorst

  • Time
    09:00-13:00 (04.10.2018)
    09:00-13:00 (05.10.2018)

    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    11 October 2018

    Event SET-Nav Modeling Workshop
    Two-stage decision making and modelling for energy markets

    In the SET-Nav project, we push the state-of-the-art of energy-economic-engineering models. Several work packages within the project are dedicated to improve, extend and customize models to better reflect relevant energy system aspects to address the research questions arising from the SET Plan. Models are linked and data is exchanged between them. However, today’s computational limitations effectively restrict the scope, scale and detail of all models. Future computational power and smarter solution algorithms will allow solving larger models that can provide a more holistic picture. In five different modelling workshops we investigate and discuss with the broader research community what should be prioritized when faced with the possibility to enlarge models’ scope, scale or detail given the research questions arising from the SET Plan challenges.

    The workshops are open to interested energy modellers, also beyond the project members. As such, our workshops serve as an open exchange platform and also serve the goal of the Horizon 2020 programme of transparency and openness in applied modelling.

    Two-stage decision modeling shall enable us to better describe complex situations and interactions in energy markets (e.g. between infrastructure decisions and operational decisions). The workshop shall be a combination of a seminar style lecture on the basics of multi-level modeling in the complementarity format and shorter conference style presentations of applications. It will focus on the equilibrium modeling framework and include modern solution techniques.

    Until September 1st, 2018, we are inviting contributions to the workshop. If you are interested in presenting your modeling approach and/or application of multi-level modeling, please contact Dr. Franziska Holz at DIW Berlin ().

    Participation is free of charge, but seats are limited and participants have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Registration for participation is possible until October 1st, 2018.

    Please register here

    We are looking forward to a fruitful exchange of ideas and experiences in the workshop. Welcome to Berlin!

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    Speaker
  • Confirmed key speaker: Prof. Sauleh Siddiqui, Johns Hopkins University

  • Time
    09:00 am - 06:15 pm
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 337
    Contact(s)
    external
    5 to 7 Nov 2018

    GSOEP CNEF Workshop 2018 at DIW Berlin

    For the first time, the DIW Berlin will host an international workshop on longitudinal data management and analysis. In contrast to our regular German SOEP-workshops, this course will be specifically devoted to comparative longitudinal and cross-country designs with the SOEP and its international sister household-panels. After an in-depth introduction to the SOEP and on general issues in longitudinal data handling, the second part of the workshop will be devoted to the US-American Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). The SOEP and the PSID have many topics and structural features in common, while the respective countries differ in many institutional and compositional features. Therefore, these two datasets are particularly fruitful for empirical cross-country analyses. This potential is additionally stipulated by the provision of several key variables in a harmonized form in the so-called cross-national equivalent files (CNEF). The third part of the course therefore will be devoted to the CNEF-project. It will give an overview on the range of harmonized variables, contributing countries and on issues of data-access. We will also discuss examples of research questions that lead to cross-country designs and limitations of the CNEF data. Additionally, the course will deal with the key analytical cross-country designs.

    Schedule

    Day 1: Introduction to longitudinal data management and analysis on the basis of the Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP). Lecture and hands-on sessions (Marco Giesselmann, DIW Berlin and Bielefeld University).

    Day 2: Introduction to the PSID. Lecture and hands-on sessions (Paula Fomby, University of Michigan)

    Day 3: Using the CNEF as basis for cross-country designs. Potentials, Problems and applications. Lecture (TBC) and hands-on sessions (Marco Giesselmann)   

    Registration & Requirements

    This workshop aims at doctoral students, post-docs and senior researchers, who currently carry out or are planning studies with the SOEP or other household panel data. We specifically want to encourage scholars with a strong interest in the impact of country-specific characteristics on subjective or objective individual conditions to participate in the workshop. Participants shall be familiar with stata and basic quantitative methods. Admission to the workshop will be granted on a first-come basis. The participation fee will be 60 Euros. Registration will be open from June 4th, 12 a.m. (CET).

    For questions on registration and organization,
    please contact Christine Kurka ().
    For questions on the scope and content of the workshop,
    contact Marco Giesselmann ().

    Location
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 503
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    5 to 6 Nov 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Short course in panel factor models

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    Speaker
  • Lorenzo Trapani

  • Time
    14:00-17:30 (05.11.2018)
    09:00-12:30 (06.11.2018)
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    26 to 27 Nov 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Machine Learning in Economics

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    Speaker
  • Stephen Ryan

  • Time
    09:00-12:00 (26.11.2018)
    09:00-17:30 (27.11.2018)
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    4 to 5 Dec 2018

    GSOEP EDDI18 – 10th Annual European DDI User Conference

    EDDI18 is organized jointly by SOEP - The German Socio-Economic Panel, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and IDSC of IZA - International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

    The conference will bring together DDI users and professionals from all over Europe and the world. Anyone interested in developing, applying, or using DDI is invited to attend and present.

    The conference will provide presentations on a wide range of topics relating to DDI:

    • Case studies
    • Mature implementations
    • Early implementations
    • Interplay of DDI with other standards or technologies
    • Projects in early phases in which DDI is under consideration
    • Critiques of DDI

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    Location
    Geschäftsstelle der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft Room 1.15 Chausseestr. 111 10115 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283