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SOEPpapers 32 / 2007

Quantifying the Psychological Costs of Unemployment: The Role of Permanent Income

Unemployment causes significant losses in the quality of life. In addition to reducing individual income, it also creates non-pecuniary, psychological costs. We quantify these non-pecuniary losses by using the life satisfaction approach. In contrast

2007| Andreas Knabe, Steffen Rätzel
Diskussionspapiere 711 / 2007

The Gender Gap Reloaded: Are School Characteristics Linked to Labor Market Performance?

This study examines the wage gender gap of young adults in the 1970s, 1980s, and 2000 in the US. Using quantile regression we estimate the gender gap across the entire wage distribution. We also study the importance of high school characteristics in

2007| Spyros Konstantopoulos, Amelie Constant
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Soziale Ungleichheit im Kindes- und Jugendalter

In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (2006), 26, S. 11-18 | Olaf Groh-Samberg, Matthias Grundmann
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 2 / 2009

Zur Angleichung von Einkommen und Lebensqualität im vereinigten Deutschland

Der Übergang zur Marktwirtschaft erfolgte in Ostdeutschland im Unterschied zu anderen osteuropäischen Staaten unter dem Primat der sozialpolitischen Angleichung der Lebensbedingungen an das höhere Wohlstandsniveau der westlichen Bundesländer. ...The

2009| Jan Goebel, Roland Habich, Peter Krause
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
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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