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DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of Opportunity from Regression Trees and Forests

21.06.2019| Paul Hufe, ifo Insititut, München
Monographien

Welfare Stigma in the Lab: Evidence of Social Signaling

A puzzle of the modern welfare state is that a large fraction of social benefits is not takenup. Using a laboratory experiment, we present evidence that stigmatization through publicexposure causally reduces the take-up of a redistributive transfer by 30 percentage points.We build a theoretical model that interprets welfare stigma as unfavorable inferencesabout the claimant's type. Our design exogenously ...

Berlin: cesifo, 2016, 28 S.
(Cesifo Working Papers ; 6519)
| Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Renke Schmacker
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Social Image Concerns and Welfare Take-Up

Using a laboratory experiment, we present first evidence that social image concerns causally reduce the take-up of an individually beneficial transfer. Our design manipulates the informativeness of the take-up decision by varying whether transfer eligibility is based on ability or luck, and how the transfer is financed. We find that subjects avoid the inference both of being low-skilled (ability stigma) ...

In: Journal of Public Economics 168 (2018), S. 174-192 | Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Renke Schmacker
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Individual Risk Preferences and the Demand for Redistribution

Redistributive policies can provide an insurance against future negative economic shocks. This, in turn, implies that an individual's demand for redistribution is expected to increase with her risk aversion. To test this prediction, we elicit risk aversion and demand for redistribution through a well-established set of measures in a representative sample of the Swedish population. We document a statistically ...

In: Journal of Public Economics 153 (2017), S. 49-55 | Johanna Mollerstrom, Manja Gärtner, David Seim
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Richer (and Holier) than Thou? The Effect of Relative Income Improvements on Demand for Redistribution

We use a tailor-made survey on a Swedish sample to investigate how individuals' relative income affects their demand for redistribution. We first document that a majority misperceive their position in the income distribution and believe that they are poorer, relative to others, than they actually are. We then inform a subsample about their true relative income and find that individuals who are richer ...

In: The Review of Economics and Statistics 99 (2017), 2, S. 201-212 | Mounir Karadja, Johanna Mollerstrom, David Seim
Economic Bulletin

Gender parity in German politics: further effort required

Although many political authorities endorse the basic goal of parity between men and women across the board, reality does not yet reflect this in Germany. In the German Bundestag, for example, at present 37.1 percent of representatives are women. Divided among the six parties with the greatest likelihood of being elected to the Bundestag, a total of 1,979 people are running for office in the upcoming ...

13.09.2017| Ronny Freier, Johanna Mollerstrom
Pressemitteilung

Genderparität in der deutschen Politik bedarf noch weiterer Anstrengungen

Frauenanteil in deutscher Politik noch ziemlich weit entfernt von der Parität – Anteil der Kandidatinnen der aussichtsreichsten Parteien für die kommende Bundestagswahl bei 36 Prozent – Weibliche Repräsentation auf Landes- und vor allem Kommunalebene sehr heterogen – Parteien, aber auch Wählerinnen und Wähler, sind gefragt, um Situation zu ändern Deutschland ...

13.09.2017
Monographien

Welfare Stigma in the Lab: Evidence of Social Signaling

A puzzle of the modern welfare state is that a large fraction of social benefits is not takenup. Using a laboratory experiment, we present evidence that stigmatization through publicexposure causally reduces the take-up of a redistributive transfer by 30 percentage points.We build a theoretical model that interprets welfare stigma as unfavorable inferencesabout the claimant's type. Our design exogenously ...

Berlin: WZB, 2016, 28 S.
(Discussion Paper / Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung ; SP II 2016–208)
| Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Renke Schmacker
Diskussionspapiere 1337 / 2013

Hidden Skewness: On the Difficulty of Multiplicative Compounding under Random Shocks

Multiplicative growth processes that are subject to random shocks often have a skewed distribution of outcomes. In a number of incentivized laboratory experiments we show that a large majority of participants either strongly underestimate skewness or ignore it completely. Participants misperceive the outcome distribution's spread to be far too narrow-band and they estimate the median to lie too close ...

2013| Ludwig Ensthaler, Olga Nottmeyer, Georg Weizsäcker, Christian Zankiewicz
Diskussionspapiere 1238 / 2012

Hidden Skewness

Multiplicative growth processes that are subject to random shocks often have a skewed distribution of outcomes. A simple laboratory experiment shows that participants either strongly underestimate skewness or ignore it completely. The participants' choices reveal bounds on their subjective medians of a financial asset's price that is subject to stochastic growth. The observed bias in expectations is ...

2012| Ludwig Ensthaler, Olga Nottmeyer, Georg Weizsäcker
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