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29. Nov 2019

DIW Applied Micro Seminar TBA

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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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27. Nov 2019

Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen A question of gender: How promotions affect earnings

Occupational positions can explain an important part of the differences in pay between men and women. However, a considerable Gender Pay Gap exists even within the same occupational position. In this paper, we aim at understanding the reason for the gap within occupational positions and, therefore, investigate whether promotions lead to the same effect on earnings growth for men and women. Using unique data on the total population of all employees subject to social security, we are the first to estimate the gender gap in earnings growth after promotions in Germany. Our first results emphasize that women’s earnings growth is lower than men’s after being promoted within the same position. This effect cannot be explained by motherhood as this holds also true for childless women. However, the effect disappears when we add firm-fixed effects. This finding suggest that women select into firms where promotions lead to lower earnings growth.

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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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27. - 29. Nov 2019

InGRID-2 Expert Workshop 'Comparative Analysis of Longitudinal Data on Educational Outcomes’

Educational outcomes are crucial for social participation and labor market opportunities. To develop strategies to improve people’s social and economic prospects, governments are increasingly interested in international comparisons of educational opportunities and outcomes. The workshop ‘Comparative Analysis of Longitudinal Data on Educational Outcomes’ aims to describe and discuss educational transitions and outcomes in Europe across the life course. To evaluate educational outcomes in different educational systems, this workshop focuses on the use of various longitudinal datasets, which are key in going beyond merely descriptive approaches and getting closer to causal analysis. Contributions with a focus on comparability of longitudinal datasets, statistical methods for harmonizing longitudinal datasets, and comparative analysis of longitudinal educational trajectories are especially welcome.

This expert workshop is targeted at experienced researchers. It is also open to other academics, policy professionals, and data users, and will provide participants with opportunities to discuss their projects and to network with international experts and colleagues in the field.

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German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin Germany
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20. Nov 2019

SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Determinants of Locus of Control - Evidence from a Mentoring Intervention

(together with Fabian Kosse and Armin Falk)
In this project we investigate the determinants of locus of control using data from the BRIQ Family Panel. Particular interest lies in the effectiveness of a one year mentoring intervention which targeted low SES children at the age of 7 to 9.
We find that the mentoring intervention had no effect on locus of control in the first 5 waves after the intervention. Small effects begin to show 6 years after the intervention. They are however not very robust. In contrast, bonding is found to have the strongest effect on locus of control, independent of current parenting styles. This may point to the importance of early childhood in setting the grounds for internal generalized control expecatations.
I am happy to discuss these preliminary resuls with you and look forward to your comments and feedback.
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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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im DIW Berlin
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15. Nov 2019

DIW Applied Micro Seminar Mothers Working during Preschool Years and Child Skills. Does Income Compensate?

Abstract: Increasing mothers’ labour supply in a child’s preschool years can cause a reduction in time investments that can lead to a negative direct effect on mid-childhood and teenage outcomes. As mothers’ work hours increase, income will rise and we ask whether income can compensate for the negative effect of hours by adopting a novel mediation analysis that exploits exogenous variation in both mothers’ hours and family income in pre-school years. We find that income compensates at least partially for the negative direct effect of increasing mother’s hours on child test scores at age 11 and this compensation is larger for high educated mothers. By the age of 15, income can fully compensate the negative direct effect in low and high education households but for different reasons. For low educated mothers, both the direct effect and the income compensating effect fade out. On the contrary, for high educated mothers these two effects remain statistically significant but cancel each other out. Simulations reveal two policies for governments which can reduce inequalities in the effect of mothers’ work hours by parents socio-economic status - a progressive tax and benefit system
or raising the wage of low educated mothers.

Joint with Cheti Nicoletti (University of York) and Kjell G. Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics)

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  • Emma Tominey, University of York

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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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    13. Nov 2019

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Average Wage Gaps and Expected Wage Cuts - An Investigation of Selection Neglect Bias in Income Expectations

    Economists spend much of their lives talking about and correcting for sample selection. Recent evidence from behavioral economics documents that participants in lab experiments don't account for selection effects when they interpret conditional distributions. This "selection neglect" can distort expectations in settings where individuals learn from comparisons with other people who differ in important ways from themselves. In this paper, we test if selection neglect can be replicated outside the lab. We examine a real-life application where selection effects are particularly strong: selection into part-time jobs. Using new representative survey data from Germany, we elicit employees' expected earnings for part-time and full-time jobs. We then explore if people expect lower wages for part-time work if they observe more selective reference groups. For identification, we exploit that average wage differentials between full-time and part-time workers are large but almost entirely driven by non-random selection into part-time. Specifically, we use heterogeneity in selectivity across occupations. Contrary to experimental studies from the lab, we find no strong evidence for selection neglect in this setting. This discrepancy can be explained by information frictions in real markets.

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    Zeit
    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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    7. Nov 2019

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar The New Top-Wealth Sample - First Impressions

    Top-wealth holders are typically underrepresented or completely missing in population surveys. The lack of comprehensive national registers on high-wealth individuals in many countries challenged previous attempts to remedy this under-representation. In a novel research design, we draw on public data on the shareholding structures of companies as a sampling frame. Our design builds on the empirical regularity that high-wealth individuals are likely to hold at least part of their assets in the form of shareholdings. Based on data from over 270 million companies worldwide, we select all individuals who are both German residents and registered shareholders of companies. For our sample of the top-wealth holders, we interviewed 1595 individuals from a gross sample of 30,000 anchor persons. We find that both the socio-demographic make-up and the asset composition of top-wealth holders is quite different from the existing SOEP population. Top-wealth holders are more often male, older, married and hold their wealth in business assets or real estate.

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    Zeit
    12:00 - 13:00
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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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    6. Nov 2019

    Berlin Lunchtime Meeting Bedarfsgerechtigkeit oder bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen - Wie können Verteilungskonflikte künftig gelöst werden?

    Die Frage nach der gerechten Verteilung von Einkommen und staatlichen Leistungen wird aktuell wieder kontrovers diskutiert. Was als Minimalbedarf angenommen werden sollte und wie dieser gedeckt werden kann, zählen dabei zu den zentralen Fragen dieser Debatte. Ist das Bedarfsprinzip – also die Orientierung an sozial oder politisch anerkannten individuellen Bedarfen – gerecht und zur Lösung von gesellschaftlichen Verteilungsfragen geeignet oder kann dies eher über ein bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen geschehen, das unabhängig von Bedarfen gezahlt wird?

    Diese Veranstaltung ist Teil der Berlin Science Week 2019.

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    Zeit
    12:00 - 14:00
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    Elinor-Ostrom-Saal DIW Berlin Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 569
    30. Oktober 2019

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Does later retirement change your health care consumption? Evidence from France

    This paper examines the causal impact of later retirement on outpatient care consumption among the French elderly. Outpatient care are defined as all the care provided out of the hospital setting. This question is of interest since spill effects may arise if later retirement increases health care expenditures. To deal with reverse causality issue, I use, as an instrumental variable, the 1993 French pension reform in a two stage least square. This reform leads to a progressive increase of claiming age, cohort by cohort from 1934 to 1943. Moreover, I use a two part model to deal with the mass point in zero, the skewness and long-right tail of health care consumption, and to disentangle between extensive and intensive margin. I take advantage of administrative data HYGIE to observe both health care consumption between 2005 and 2015 and past careers. I find that later retirement leads to no significant change in the probability to consume outatient care, but a decrease in the level of doctor visits by 2.89% between age 67 and 72 and 2% between age 70 and 75. This effect is driven by the consumption of generalist doctor visits. Moreover, individuals affected by the reform tend to spend in average 0.38% more per doctor visits.

    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    25. Oktober 2019

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Salience of Inherited Wealth and the Support for Inheritance Taxation

    Abstract: We study how attitudes to inheritance taxation are influenced by information about the role of inherited wealth in society. Using a randomized experiment in a register-linked Swedish survey, we find that informing individuals about the large aggregate importance of inherited wealth and its link to inequality of opportunity significantly increases the support for inheritance taxation. The effect is almost uniform across socio-economic groups and survives a battery of robustness tests. Changes in the perceived economic importance of inherited wealth and altered views on whether luck matters most for economic success appear to be driving factors behind the treatment effect. Our findings suggest that the low salience of inherited wealth could be one explanation behind the relatively marginalized role of inheritance taxation in developed economies.

    Joint with Spencer Bastani (Linnaeus University)

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  • Daniel Waldenström, Paris School of Economics

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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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    24. - 25. Oktober 2019

    SOEPcampus SOEPcampus@GESIS Köln
    Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)

    Der zweitägige Workshop bietet eine fundierte und praxisorientierte Einführung in das Arbeiten mit dem umfangreichen Datenangebot des SOEP. Aufbau, Datenstruktur, Ziehungsdesign und Gewichtungsstrategie des SOEP sowie sich daraus ergebende Analysepotentiale werden vorgestellt. In diversen „Hands-on Sessions“ können die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer den Datensatz sowie die vom SOEP zur Verfügung gestellte Datenmanagementinfrastruktur in praktischen Übungen kennenlernen. In den Übungen wird der Prozess vom Auffinden der interessierenden Variablen bis zur Erstellung eines Forschungsdatensatzes und der Durchführung erster Analysen nachempfunden.
    Für den praktischen Teil des Workshops sind Vertrautheit mit Methoden der empirischen Analyse sowie elementare Kenntnisse der Analyse-Software STATA eine Teilnahmevoraussetzung.

    Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung und die Registrierung sind auf der Webseite der GESIS möglich.

    Die Workshopsprache ist Englisch.

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    GESIS Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8 50667 Köln
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 428
    23. Oktober 2019

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Coping with Life-Event Shocks: Psychological Determinants of Resilience

    In this research we investigate the psychological determinants of resilience. Specifically, we observe whether the adaptation process to negative life events is different across the distribution of personality traits (the so-called big five) and of different life attitudes (such as locus of control and risk aversion). We take into consideration two different areas of shocking events: the job market one (through general unemployment and dismissal) and the familiar one (through divorce and widowhood).
    Using longitudinal data, we both observe whether specific traits reduce the immediate drop in life satisfaction due to the negative event, and whether they make the recovery over time faster. Also, under the hypothesis that resilience is built through the combination of different characteristics (usually called 'protective factors'), we aggregate various personality traits and life attitudes on the base of the most used resilience scales in the psychological literature. Taking advantage of the information present in the SOEP, we built different scales of resilience and we test their capacity of reducing the effect of negative events.
    These first provisional results show that personality traits can be determinants in both attenuating the immediate effect of negative events and in accelerating the recovery to the previous level of life satisfaction. 

    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
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    Elinor Ostrom Hall Raum 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    22. - 23. Oktober 2019

    SOEPcampus SOEPcampus@University of Osnabrück

    Der zweitägige Workshop bietet eine fundierte und praxisorientierte Einführung in das Arbeiten mit dem umfangreichen Datenangebot des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP). Aufbau, Datenstruktur, Ziehungsdesign und Gewichtungsstrategie des SOEP sowie sich daraus ergebende Analysepotentiale werden vorgestellt. In diversen „Hands-on Sessions“ können die Teilnehmenden den Datensatz sowie die vom SOEP zur Verfügung gestellte Datenmanagementinfrastruktur in praktischen Übungen kennenlernen. In den Übungen wird der Prozess vom Auffinden der interessierenden Variablen bis zur Erstellung eines Forschungsdatensatzes und der Durchführung erster Analysen nachempfunden. Für diesen Teil sind Grundkenntnisse im Umgang mit der Statistiksoftware STATA sowie grundlegender statistischer Analysemethoden erforderlich.

    Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an Studierende in MA Studiengängen. Studierende aus BA Studiengängen können teilnehmen, wenn Sie über ausreichende Kenntnisse der Statistiksoftware verfügen.

    Die Teilnehmendenzahl ist begrenzt auf 20 TeilnehmerInnen. Sollte die Zahl der interessierten Studierenden kleiner sein, so wird der Workshop für externe TeilnehmerInnen geöffnet, von denen ein kleiner Beitrag (15,- €) zur Finanzierung erhoben wird. Für Studierende der UOS entstehen keine Kosten.

    Die Workshopsprache ist Deutsch.


    Die Anmeldung erfolgt über Vera Bröcker ().

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    24. Sept 2019

    SOEPcampus Introduction to the Socio-Economic Panel Study: From raw data to longitudinal analyses
    Pre-Conference Workshop at the SLLS International Conference

    The purpose of the workshop is to introduce and familiarize researchers with the file structure and potential of the SOEP panel data. Particularly, the workshop focuses on the longitudinal components of the dataset. We demonstrate and discuss the ability of the longitudinal household design to
    a) validate causal interpretations,
    b) combine characteristics from different phases of the life course and
    c) track dynamics between different household members over time.

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    Universität Potsdam
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    19. Sept 2019

    Ankommen in der neuen Heimat

    Mit dem Zuzug von Geflüchteten in den vergangenen Jahren ist die Integrations-Debatte neu entfacht. Dabei ist die Mehrdeutigkeit des Integrations-Begriffs beachtlich. „Erfolgreiche“ Integration wird zumeist über strukturelle Faktoren wie Arbeitsmarktintegration, Bildungsinvestitionen oder räumliche Inklusion definiert. Die Tragweite von Zuwanderung kann jedoch nicht ausschließlich auf diese Faktoren reduziert werden. Insbesondere gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt wird maßgeblich durch subjektive Dimensionen wie Werthaltungen, individuelles Wohlbefinden und Zugehörigkeitsgefühle geprägt.

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    18:00 - 20:00
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    Elinor-Ostrom-Saal DIW Berlin Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 543
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    extern
    Lukas Marian Fuchs
    7. August 2019

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Investment Losses and Inequality

    Systematic differences along the wealth distribution in investment performance will potentially have large consequences for the level and persistence of wealth inequality. These differences in performance are hard to measure except in a few, select countries with detailed information on household portfolios. In this paper we use a modified version of the Global Capital Asset Pricing Model (GCAPM), which relies on classed household portfolio data to measure investment performance in five European countries, where previously no measure of investment performance could be computed. We verify the accuracy of the modified GCAPM using Dutch survey data, which contains unclassed portfolio data enabling direct comparison with the regular GCAPM. In all countries households with less wealth exhibit lower investment performance, even after risk-adjustment. Further, we show that raising investment performance creates large efficiency gains, however, households below the median do not benefit from them.

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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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    24. Juli 2019

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Wealth inequality in Germany, 1895-2017

    (together with Thilo Albers (HU Berlin) und Moritz Schularick (Uni Bonn))
    This paper provides the first long-run wealth inequality series for Germany. We combine wealth tax data, survey data, national accounts' household balance sheets, and lists of large wealth holders to study the accumulation and distribution of wealth in Germany from 1895 to 2017. We find that wealth concentration in Germany was extremely high in the industrialization period, when the top 1% captured more than half of total net wealth. After World War II, this share was reduced to about a fourth. While wealth inequality has increased since the 1990s when financial assets greatly expanded, the rise of real estate prices since 2010 has enriched the middle class, thereby moderating wealth inequality in Germany in recent years.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
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    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Raum 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    17. Juli 2019

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar 2D:4D and Economic Preferences in a Large Representative Sample of Germans

    Over the last decade, there has been a growing interest in the association between 2D:4D, a putative marker for prenatal testosterone exposure, and economic preferences. The results are mixed, and part of the inconclusiveness may come from the typically limited sample sizes as well as the many “researcher degrees of freedom” in the analysis. To firmly test if 2D:4D is associated with economic preferences much larger studies with pre-registered analysis plans are needed. In this study, we will perform the largest study to date on 2D:4D and economic preferences, on a sample of 4500 individuals, representative of Germany’s adult population. We will test if 2D:4D is associated with risk taking, altruism, positive reciprocity, negative reciprocity and trust. The data will be collected via the 2018 wave of the German Socioeconomic Panel-Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS).

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
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    Besprechungsraum 33002c nn DIW Berlin Raum 3.3.002c Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 461
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 326
    12. Juli 2019

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Health of Nations: A Comparison of Intergenerational Health Mobility in Denmark, Germany and the United States

    Equality of opportunity with respect to health outcomes is severely understudied, while in contrast the cases of income and education have received ample attention in the economic literature. This paper is the first to analyze the importance of family background for health in a cross-country comparison. Using comparable survey data we study sibling correlations in five health outcomes in three countries with different institutions and characteristics in terms of health care provision and income inequality: Denmark, Germany and the US. The main findings are that no country comes out unequivocally as the most mobile, although, perhaps surprisingly, the US exhibit lower sibling correlations on the most outcomes. Exploring simple variance decompositions we show that higher inequality (variance) in US outcomes drives these results, underscoring how sibling correlations measure the relative importance of family background. Our findings are robust to inclusion of various parental socioeconomic controls.

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  • Benita Combet (LMU München)

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Francine D. Blau Room DIW Berlin Raum 3.3.002b Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 461
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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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    im DIW Berlin
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