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2043 Ergebnisse, ab 1991
DIW Economic Bulletin 7 / 2012

Income Distribution: An Important Factor for Economic Forecasts

The development of private consumption is a crucial factor in compiling macroeconomic projections as part of national accounts. Household savings also play an important role as an explanatory variable for consumer development, since private households must decide whether to spend their incomes on consumption or saving. The estimated savings rate in DIW Berlin's economic projections can be improved ...

2012| Ferdinand Fichtner, Simon Junker, Carsten Schwäbe
Monographien

Inequality and Happiness: When Perceived Social Mobility and Economic Reality Do Not Match

München: CESifo, 2010, 41 S.
(CESifo Working Papers ; 3216)
| Christian Bjørnskov, Axel Dreher, Justina A. V. Fischer, Jan Schnellenbach
Diskussionspapiere 1206 / 2012

Occupational Sex Segregation and Management-Level Wages in Germany: What Role Does Firm Size Play?

The paper analyzes the gender pay gap in private-sector management positions based on German panel data and using fixed-effects models. It deals with the effect of occupational sex segregation on wages, and the extent to which wage penalties for managers in predominantly female occupations are moderated by firm size. Drawing on economic and organizational approaches and the devaluation of women's work, ...

2012| Anne Busch, Elke Holst
SOEPpapers 444 / 2012

Occupational Sex Segregation and Management-Level Wages in Germany: What Role Does Firm Size Play?

The paper analyzes the gender pay gap in private-sector management positions based on German panel data and using fixed-effects models. It deals with the effect of occupational sex segregation on wages, and the extent to which wage penalties for managers in predominantly female occupations are moderated by firm size. Drawing on economic and organizational approaches and the devaluation of women's work, ...

2012| Anne Busch, Elke Holst
SOEPpapers 414 / 2011

Predicting the Trend of Well-Being in Germany: How Much Do Comparisons, Adaptation and Sociability Matter?

Using longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we estimate the variation of subjective well-being experienced by Germans over the last two decades testing the role of some of the major correlates of people's well-being. Our results suggest that the variation of Germans' well-being between 1996 and 2007 is well predicted by changes over time of income, demographics and social capital. ...

2011| Stefano Bartolini, Ennio Bilancini, Francesco Sarracino
SOEPpapers 415 / 2011

So Far so Good: Age, Happiness, and Relative Income

In a simple 2-period model of relative income under uncertainty, higher comparison income for the younger cohort can signal higher or lower expected lifetime relative income, and hence either increase or decrease well-being. With data from the German Socio-Economic Panel and the British Household Panel Survey, we first confirm the standard negative effects of comparison income on life satisfaction ...

2011| Felix R. FitzRoy, Michael A. Nolan, Max F. Steinhardt, David Ulph
Externe referierte Aufsätze

How Important Is Cultural Background for the Level of Intergenerational Mobility?

Based on brother correlations in permanent earnings for different groups of second generation immigrants, the findings in this paper indicate that cultural background is not a major determinant of the level of intergenerational economic mobility.

In: Economics Letters 114 (2012), 3, S. 335-337 | Daniel D. Schnitzlein
SOEPpapers 350 / 2010

Broke, Ill, and Obese: The Effect of Household Debt on Health

We analyze the effect of household indebtedness on different health outcomes using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel from 1999-2009. To establish a causal effect, we rely on (a) fixed-effects methods, (b) a subsample of constantly employed individuals, and (c) lagged debt variables to rule out problems of reverse causality. We apply different measures of household indebtedness, such as the ...

2010| Matthias Keese, Hendrik Schmitz
Diskussionspapiere 1015 / 2010

Does Employer Learning Vary by Occupation?

Models in which employers learn about the productivity of young workers, such as Altonji and Pierret (2001), have two principal implications: First, the distribution of wages becomes more dispersed as a cohort of workers gains experience; second, the coefficient on a variable that employers initially do not observe, such as the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score, grows with experience. If ...

2010| Hani Mansour
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