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SOEPpapers 1083 / 2020

COVID-19 Is Not Affecting All Working People Equally

The corona pandemic and the political measures undertaken to contain it are changing the working conditions of many people in Germany. Based on data from the first tranche of a supplementary survey (SOEP-Cov) to the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), this study analyzes the effects of the corona crisis on Germany’s working population in 2019. In this paper, we investigate how severely people have ...

2020| Carsten Schröder, Theresa Entringer, Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka, Daniel Graeber, Martin Kroh, Hannes Kröger, Simon Kühne, Stefan Liebig, Jürgen Schupp, Johannes Seebauer, Sabine Zinn
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Zufriedener denn je - Lebensverhältnisse in Deutschland 30 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall

Die Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands jährt sich am 3. Oktober 2020 zum 30. Mal. Drei Jahrzehnte haben gleichwohl noch nicht genügt um die Lebenszu-friedenheit zwischen Ost- und Westdeutschen vollkommen anzugleichen. Nach einem kontinuierlichen Schrumpfen des „Happiness Gap“ der selbstberichteten Lebenszufriedenheit in den späten 1990ern und frühen 2000er Jahren war der Unterschied im Jahr 2018 zwar geringer ...

In: Informationsdienst Soziale Indikatoren 64 (2020), April, S. 7-15 | Maximilian Priem, Franziska Kaiser, Jürgen Schupp
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Trajectories of Multiple Subjective Well-Being Facets Across Old Age: The Role of Health and Personality

Subjective well-being is often characterized by average stability across old age, but individual differencesare substantial and not yet fully understood. This study targets physical and cognitive health andpersonality as individual difference characteristics and examines their unique and interactive roles forlevel and change in a number of different facets of subjective well-being. We make use of medicaldiagnoses, ...

In: Psychology and Aging (2020), im Ersch. | Sophie Potter, Johanna Drewelies, Jenny Wagner, Sandra Duezel, Annette Brose, Ilja Demuth, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Ulman Lindenberger, Gert G. Wagner, Denis Gerstorf
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Reluctant to Reform? A Note on Risk-Loving Politicians and Bureaucrats

From a political economy perspective, politicians often fail to imple-ment structural reforms. In this contribution we investigate if the resistance toreform is based on the differences in the risk preferences of voters, politicians,and bureaucrats. Based on three surveys among the German electorate, 175members of the Federal German Parliament and 106 officials from Germanministries, this is not the ...

In: Review of Economics 68 (2017), 3, | Tobias Thomas, Moritz Heß, Gert G. Wagner
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The Need for Household Panel Surveys in Times of Crisis: The Case of SOEP-CoV

The spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, poses major challenges for individuals and societies at large. The question now is how individuals and society are dealing with these challenges, and what health, psychological, social, and economic effects they will have to bear. Meaningful answers can only be provided using a generalizable database that contains contextual information such as family ...

In: Survey Research Methods 14 (2020), 2, S. 195-203 | Simon Kühne, Martin Kroh, Stefan Liebig, Sabine Zinn
SOEPpapers 1085 / 2020

2D:4D and Self-Employment Using SOEP Data: A Replication Study

The 2D:4D digit ratio, the ratio of the length of the 2nd digit to the length of the 4th digit, is often considered a proxy for testosterone exposure in utero. A recent study by Nicolaou et al. (2018) reported an association between the left-hand 2D:4D and self-employment (in a sample of about 1,000 adults). In this pre-registered study we replicate these results on a new and larger sample of about ...

2020| Frank M. Fossen, Levent Neyse, Magnus Johannesson, Anna Dreber
SOEPpapers 1088 / 2020

Drinking is Different! Examining the Role of Locus of Control for Alcohol Consumption

Unhealthy behavior can be extremely costly from a micro- and macroeconomic perspective and exploring the determinants of such behavior is highly important from an economist’s point of view. We examine whether locus of control (LOC) can explain alcohol consumption as an important domain of health behavior. LOC measures how much an individual believes in the causal relationship between her own actions ...

2020| Marco Caliendo, Juliane Hennecke
SOEPpapers 1087 / 2020

Psychische Krise durch Covid-19? Sorgen sinken, Einsamkeit steigt, Lebenszufriedenheit bleibt stabil

Die vorliegende Studie vergleicht das Niveau der selbstberichteten psychischen Gesundheit und des Wohlbefindens in Deutschland zu Beginn der Corona-Krise (April 2020) mit den der Vorjahre. Die Zufriedenheit mit der Gesundheit steigt über alle Bevölkerungsgruppen hinweg deutlich an, während Sorgen um die Gesundheit über alle Gruppen deutlich sinken. Dies deutet darauf hin, dass die aktuelle Einschätzung ...

2020| Theresa Entringer, Hannes Kröger, Jürgen Schupp, Simon Kühne, Stefan Liebig, Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka, Daniel Graeber, Martin Kroh, Carsten Schröder, Johannes Seebauer, Sabine Zinn
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Dehydration Predicts Longitudinal Decline in Cognitive Functioning and Well-Being Among Older Adults

Adequate hydration is essential for health, with even mild forms of dehydration often having negative effects on cognition and well-being. Despite evidence of higher risk for dehydration among older adults, links between dehydration and cognitive or well-being outcomes have not been established in old age. In this study, we used longitudinal data from the Berlin Aging Study II (age range 60–89) to ...

In: Psychology and Aging 35 (2020), 4, S. 517–528
SOEPpapers 1084 / 2020

Verbesserung der Forschungsdateninfrastruktur im Bereich Hochvermögender mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)

Im fünften Armuts- und Reichtumsbericht der Bundesregierung wurde darauf hingewiesen, dass die Datenlage im Bereich hoher Vermögen unzureichend sei (BMAS, 2017). Zur Verbesserung der Datenlage haben wir eine neue Sampling-Strategie entwickelt und im Feld implementiert. In der gezogenen Stichprobe sind Personen mit hohem Vermögen überrepräsentiert. Die neue Stichprobe wird entsprechend in das Sozio-oekonomische ...

2020| Carsten Schröder, Charlotte Bartels, Konstantin Göbler, Markus M. Grabka, Johannes König, Rainer Siegers, Sabine Zinn
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