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SOEPpapers 413 / 2011

Testing the 'Residential Rootedness': Hypothesis of Self-Employment for Germany and the UK

Based on the notion that entrepreneurship is a 'local event' , the literature argues that selfemployed workers and entrepreneurs are 'rooted' in place. This paper tests the 'residential rootedness'-hypothesis of self-employment by examining for ...

2011| Darja Reuschke, Maarten Van Ham
Diskussionspapiere 1174 / 2011

Labor Markets and the Financial Crisis: Evidence from Tajikistan

The financial crisis in 2008/2009 substantially influenced the everyday social and economic life of many Tajik people, including their behavior in the labor market. However, not much is known about the dynamics of the labor markets of the transition

2011| Antje Kröger, Kristina Meier
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 ...

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

2011| Felix R. FitzRoy, Michael A. Nolan, Max F. Steinhardt, David Ulph
SOEPpapers 412 / 2011

Intergenerational Transmission of Risk Attitudes: A Revealed Preference Approach

This study investigates whether the willingness to take income risks revealed by occupational choice is transmitted from parents to their children. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), we find that fathers' riskiness of job is a ..

2011| Andrea Leuermann, Sarah Necker
DIW Wochenbericht 41 / 2011

Erfolge trotz schlechter Startbedingungen: was hilft Migrantennachkommen in Frankreich und Deutschland?

Die Bildungs- und Erwerbsverläufe von Migrantenkindern in Frankreich und Deutschland sind äußerst vielfältig. In der öffentlichen Wahrnehmung dominieren die wenig Erfolgreichen. Dabei sind erfolgreiche Biographien junger Erwachsener mit ...

2011| Ingrid Tucci, Ariane Jossin, Carsten Keller, Olaf Groh-Samberg
DIW Economic Bulletin 5 / 2011

Success Despite Starting out at a Disadvantage: What Helps Second-Generation Migrants in France and Germany?

The educational and employment trajectories of migrant children in France and Germany are extremely diverse. The few successful ones dominate the public eye. Yet successful biographies of young adults with a migration background are in no way a ...

2011| Ingrid Tucci, Ariane Jossin, Carsten Keller, Olaf Groh-Samberg
SOEPpapers 365 / 2011

How Important Is the Family? Evidence from Sibling Correlations in Permanent Earnings in the US, Germany and Denmark

This paper is the first to analyze intergenerational economic mobility based on sibling correlations in permanent earnings in Germany and to provide a cross-country comparison of Germany, Denmark, and the US. The main findings are as follows: the ...

2011| Daniel D. Schnitzlein
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