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Fewer Siblings, More Wealth? Sibship Size and Wealth Attainment

This study examines the association between sibship size and wealth in adulthood. The study draws on resource dilution theory and additionally discusses potentially wealth-enhancing consequences of having siblings. Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP, N = 3502 individuals) are used to estimate multilevel regression models adjusted for concurrent parental wealth and other important ...

In: European Journal of Population 35 (2019), 5, S. 959–986 | Philipp M. Lersch
SOEPpapers 1041 / 2019

Emotions, Risk Attitudes, and Patience

Previous work has shown that preferences are not always stable across time, but surprisingly little is known about the reasons for this instability. I examine whether variation in people’s emotions over time predicts changes in preferences. Using a large panel data set, I find that within-person changes in happiness, anger, and fear have substantial effects on risk attitudes and patience. Robustness ...

2019| Armando N. Meier
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Zehn Thesen für eine erfolgreiche evidenzbasierte Politikberatung: das Beispiel der Familienpolitik

In: Claudia M. Buch, Gegina T. Riphahn (Hrsg.) , Evaluierung von Finanzmarktreformen - Lehren aus den Politikfeldern Arbeitsmarkt, Gesundheit und Familie
Halle / Saale : Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
S. 138-147
Leopoldina-Forum ; 1
| C. Katharina Spieß
SOEPpapers 1003 / 2018

Accuracy of Food Preference Predictions in Couples

The goal of this study was to identify and empirically test variables that indicate how well partners in relationships know each other’s food preferences. Participants (n = 2,854) lived in the same household and were part of a large, nationally representative panel study in Germany. Each partner independently predicted the other’s preferences for several common food items. Results show that predictive ...

2018| Benjamin Scheibehenne, Jutta Mata, David Richter
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No Effect of Birth Order on Adult Risk Taking

Does birth order shape people’s propensity to take risks? Evidence is mixed. We used a three-pronged approach to investigate birth-order effects on risk taking. First, we examined the propensity to take risks as measured by a self-report questionnaire administered in the German Socio-Economic Panel, one of the largest and most comprehensive household surveys. Second, we drew on data from the Basel–Berlin ...

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116 (2019), 13, S. 6019-6024 | Tomas Lejarraga, Renato Frey, Daniel D. Schnitzlein, Ralph Hertwig
SOEPpapers 1000 / 2018

How Do Households Allocate Risk?

Individuals often have to decide to which degree of risk they want to expose others, or how much risk to accept if their choice has an externality on third parties. One typical application is a household. We run an experiment in the German Socio-Economic Panel with two members from 494 households. Participants have a good estimate of each other’s risk preferences, even if not explicitly informed. They ...

2018| Christoph Engel, Alexandra Fedorets, Olga Gorelkina
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Es ist Zeit für ein Corona-Elterngeld

Die Gleichstellung ist bedroht: Haben Schulen und Kitas zu, könnten vor allem Frauen aus dem Beruf in die Erzieher-Rolle verfallen. Es braucht mehr Geld für Familien. Die Bundesregierung hat am Mittwoch neue Maßnahmen beschlossen, um die Gastronomie zu unterstützen und Arbeitsplätze zu sichern. Es ist bereits das dritte größere Wirtschaftspaket in nur vier Wochen. ...

24.04.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
Blog Marcel Fratzscher

Der Sozialstaat muss jetzt stark sein

Die Lehre vergangener Krisen ist: Die Sicherung von Beschäftigung und ein starker Sozialstaat sind essenziell, damit die Einkommensungleichheit nicht wächst. Wird die Corona-Krise die Einkommensungleichheit in Deutschland erhöhen? Diese Sorge treibt zurzeit viele um. Besonders Menschen mit geringen Einkommen und prekären Jobs leiden unter den einschränkenden Maßnahmen ...

05.05.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
SOEPpapers 1073 / 2020

Retirement, Intergenerational Time Transfers, and Fertility

Retired parents might invest time into their adult children by providing childcare. Such intergenerational time transfers can have important implications for family decisions. This paper estimates the effects of parental retirement on adult children’s fertility. We use representative panel data from Germany to link observations on parents and adult children. We exploit eligibility ages for early retirement ...

2020| Peter Eibich, Thomas Siedler
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