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SOEPpapers 30 / 2007

Earnings Assimilation of Immigrants in Germany: The Importance of Heterogeneity and Attrition Bias

Heterogeneity in the ethnic composition of Germany's immigrant population renders general conclusions on the degree of economic integration difficult. Using a rich longitudinal data-set, this paper tests for differences in economic assimilation profiles of four entry cohorts of foreign-born immigrants and ethnic Germans. The importance of time-invariant individual unobserved heterogeneity and panel ...

2007| Michael Fertig, Stefanie Schurer
SOEPpapers 50 / 2007

The Marginal Utility of Income

In normative public economics it is crucial to know how fast the marginal utility of income declines as income increases. One needs this parameter for cost-benefit analysis, for optimal taxation and for the (Atkinson) measurement of inequality. We estimate this parameter using four large cross-sectional surveys of subjective happiness and two panel surveys. Altogether, the data cover over 50 countries ...

2007| Richard Layard, Guy Mayraz, Stephen J. Nickell
Monographien

Wirtschaftsfaktor Umweltschutz: vertiefende Analyse zu Umweltschutz und Innovation ; Forschungsprojekt im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamtes, Förderkennzeichen 204 14 107

Berlin: Umweltbundesamt, 2007, XII, 277 S. : Anh.
(Umwelt, Innovation, Beschäftigung ; 2007/01)
| Sylvia Schwermer, Peter Franz (Projektbetreuung), Dietmar Edler (Projektkoord.), Jürgen Blazejczak, Rainer Walz, Katrin Ostertag, Wolfgang Eichhammer, Gerhard Angerer, Christian Sartorius, Claus Doll u.a.
SOEPpapers 64 / 2007

Assimilation and Cohort Effects for German Immigrants

Demographic change and the rising demand for highly qualified labor in Germany attracts notice to the analysis of immigration. In addition, the pattern of immigration changed markedly during the past decades. Therefore we use the latest data of the German Socioeconomic Panel up to the year 2006 in order to investigate the economic performance of immigrants. We perform regressions of three pooled cross ...

2007| Sebastian Gundel, Heiko Peters
SOEPpapers 76 / 2008

Does Job Satisfaction Improve the Health of Workers? New Evidence Using Panel Data and Objective Measures of Health

This paper evaluates the relationship between job satisfaction and measures of health of workers using the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Methodologically, it addresses two important design problems encountered frequently in the literature: (a) cross-sectional causality problems and (b) absence of objective measures of physical health that complement self-reported measures of health status. Not ...

2008| Justina A. V. Fischer, Alfonso Sousa-Poza
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Firm Wage Differentiation in Eastern Germany: A Non-parametric Analysis of the Wage Spread

In Eastern Germany, wage differentiation between firms has clearly grown, parallel to individual wage differentials. Nevertheless, the wage spread between firms is still much less than in Western Germany. In this paper, a non-parametric decomposition is used to analyze the difference between the wages spread in the two parts of Germany. Only part of the difference can be explained by different economic ...

In: Economics of Transition 16 (2008), 2, S. 273-292 | Bernd Görzig, Martin Gornig, Axel Werwatz
SOEPpapers 107 / 2008

Wage Convergence and Inequality after Unification: (East) Germany in Transition

This paper investigates the wage convergence between East German workers and their West German counterparts after reunification. Our research is based on a comparison of three groups of workers defined as stayers, migrants and commuters to West Germany, who lived in East Germany in 1989, with groups of West German statistical twin workers, all taken from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). According to ...

2008| Johannes Gernandt, Friedhelm Pfeiffer
SOEPpapers 111 / 2008

Gender, Migration, Remittances: Evidence from Germany

Gender-specific determinants of remittances are the subject of this study based on German SOEP data (2001-2006). In 2007, about 7.3 million foreigners were living in Germany. While the total number of foreigners has decreased over the last decade, female migration to Germany has increased. A feminization of migration is observable all over the world, and is changing gender roles in the households of ...

2008| Elke Holst, Andrea Schäfer, Mechthild Schrooten
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