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Diskussionspapiere 936 / 2009

Gender Differences in Entrepreneurial Choice and Risk Aversion: A Decomposition Based on a Microeconometric Model

Why are female entrepreneurs so rare? Women have both to a lower entry rate into selfemployment and a higher exit rate in Germany. To explain the gender gap, a structural microeconometric model of the transition rates is estimated, which includes a standard risk aversion parameter. As inputs into the model, the expected value and variance of earnings from self-employment and dependent employment

2009| Frank M. Fossen
DIW Wochenbericht 23 / 2002

Arbeitszeitwünsche schwanken mit der Konjunktur

Die vom DIW Berlin erhobenen Daten des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP) zeigen, dass die Bereitschaft zur Arbeitszeitverkürzung im Jahre 2000 einen vorläufigen Höhepunkt erreichte. Im Durchschnitt wollte jeder abhängig Beschäftigte in Westdeutschland wöchentlich 1,8 Stunden und in Ostdeutschland 1,2 Stunden weniger als vertraglich vereinbart arbeiten. Vor allem der Wunsch nach einer nur geringen

2002| Elke Holst, Jürgen Schupp
SOEPpapers 91 / 2008

Chances of Employment in a Population of Women and Men after Surgery of Congenital Heart Disease: Gender-Specific Comparisons between Patients and the General Population

It was examined whether women and men (17-45 years) with operated congenital heart disease (CHD) differ with respect to chances of employment. Patients were compared with the general population. Patients (N=314) were classified by type of surgery (curative, reparative, palliative) as indicator of initial severity of disease. The second classification was performed according to a system proposed by

2008| Siegfried Geyer, Kambiz Norozi, Reiner Buchhorn, Armin Wessel
Diskussionspapiere 998 / 2010

Gender Differences in Subjective Well-Being in and out of Management Positions

This study used data from the German Socio-economic Panel to examine gender differences in the extent to which self-reported subjective well-being was associated with occupying a high-level managerial position in the labour market, compared with employment in nonleadership, non-high-level managerial positions, unemployment, and non-labour market participation. Our results indicated that a clear

2010| Eileen Trzcinski, Elke Holst
SOEPpapers 299 / 2010

Gender Differences in Subjective Well-Being in and out of Management Positions

This study used data from the German Socio-economic Panel to examine gender differences in the extent to which self-reported subjective well-being was associated with occupying a high-level managerial position in the labour market,compared with employment in nonleadership, non-high-level managerial positions, unemployment, and non-labour market participation. Our results indicated that a clear

2010| Eileen Trzcinski, Elke Holst
SOEPpapers 296 / 2010

Gender, Transnational Networks and Remittances: Evidence from Germany

Remittances from Germany are substantial. Cross-border transfers to family and friendship networks outside Germany are not only made by foreigners. Many naturalized migrants send money home as well. Here, we focus on transnational networks and gender-specific determinants of remittances from the senders' perspective, based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) for the years 200

2010| Elke Holst, Andrea Schäfer, Mechthild Schrooten
Diskussionspapiere 974 / 2010

Interrelationships among Locus of Control and Years in Management and Unemployment: Differences by Gender

This paper focuses on gender differences in the role played by locus of control within a model that predicts outcomes for men and women at two opposite poles of the labour market: high level managerial / leadership positions and unemployment. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we investigated the extent to which gender differences occur in the processes by which highly positive

2010| Eileen Trzcinski, Elke Holst
Weekly Report 7 / 2010

Women Still Greatly Underrepresented on the Top Boards of Large Companies

Executive and supervisory boards of large companies in Germany are still dominated by men - to an extraordinary degree. Only 2.5% of all executive board members in the200 largest companies (not including the financial sector) are women, and only 10% of all seats on supervisory boards are occupied by women. The situation in the financial sector is similar: in the 100 largest banks, 2.6% of all

2010| Elke Holst, Anita Wiemer
DIW Wochenbericht 4 / 2010

Frauen in Spitzengremien großer Unternehmen weiterhin massiv unterrepräsentiert

Vorstände und Aufsichtsräte großer Unternehmen in Deutschland werden nach wie vor von Männern dominiert - mit erdrückender Mehrheit. Das zeigt die aktuelle Studie des DIW Berlin. Lediglich 2,5 Prozent aller Vorstandsmitglieder der 200 größten Unternehmen (ohne Finanzsektor) sind gegenwärtig Frauen. In den Aufsichtsräten nehmen Frauen ein Zehntel aller Sitze ein. Ähnlich sieht die Lage in

2010| Elke Holst, Anita Wiemer
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