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Neues SOEP-Forschungsprojekt: Was sind die sozialen Folgen der Corona-Pandemie?

Welche wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Folgen hat die Corona-Pandemie aktuell und zukünftig für die Menschen in Deutschland? Dieser Frage gehen SOEP-Forschende gemeinsam mit WissenschaftlerInnen der Universität Bielefeld, des Robert-Koch-Instituts (RKI), der Charité Berlin und des Wissenschaftszentrums Berlin im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts „Sozio-oekonomische Faktoren und ...

15.04.2020| Stefan Liebig
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Public Health Insurance, Individual Health, and Entry into Self-Employment

We investigate the impact of a differential treatment of paid employees versus self-employed workers in a public health insurance system on the entry rate into self-employment. Health insurance systems that distinguish between the two sectors of employment create incentives or disincentives to start a business for different individuals. We estimate a discrete time hazard rate model of entry into self-employment ...

In: Small Business Economics 49 (2017), 3, S. 647–669 | Frank M. Fossen, Johannes König
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Was Corona für die Weltwirtschaft bedeutet

In: Die Welt (02.03.2020), S. 2 | Marcel Fratzscher
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

The effect of xenophobic attacks on refugees’ mental health

The high prevalence of forced migration in recent years has induced a shift in attitudes towards immigrants and refugees and, in turn, increasing xenophobic violence. We address this topic and estimate the effect of xenophobic attacks against refugee shelters on refugees’ mental health. For this purpose, we combine two innovative data sets: administrative records on xenophobic crime by...

11.12.2019| Felicitas Schikora
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The Effect of a Ban on Gender‐Based Pricing on Risk Selection in the German Health Insurance Market

Starting from December 2012, insurers in the European Union were prohibited from charging gender‐discriminatory prices. We examine the effect of this unisex mandate on risk segmentation in the German health insurance market. Although gender used to be a pricing factor in Germany's private health insurance (PHI) sector, it was never used as a pricing factor in the social health insurance (SHI) sector. ...

In: Health Economics 29 (2020), 1, S. 3-17 | Shan Huang, Martin Salm
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The New Top-Wealth Sample - First Impressions

Top-wealth holders are typically underrepresented or completely missing in population surveys. The lack of comprehensive national registers on high-wealth individuals in many countries challenged previous attempts to remedy this under-representation. In a novel research design, we draw on public data on the shareholding structures of companies as a sampling frame. Our design builds on...

07.11.2019| Carsten Schröder, Johannes König
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Notes about Comparing Long-Term Care Expenditures across Countries: Comment on "Financing Long-Term Care: Lessons from Japan"

The comparison of long-term care (LTC) expenditures is a difficult task. National LTC systems differ widely in terms of eligibility criteria, level of benefits, institutional variety and regional heterogeneity. In this commentary I will first give some general remarks on cross country comparisons. Then I discuss the role of the informal sector which is the most important pillar of all LTC systems. ...

In: International Journal of Health Policy and Management 9 (2020), 2, S. 80-82 | Johannes Geyer
Diskussionspapiere 1825 / 2019

Do Expert Panelists Herd? Evidence from FDA Committees

We develop a structural model to address the question whether, and to what extent, expert panelists engage in herd behavior when voting on important policy questions. Our data comes from FDA advisory committees voting on questions concerning the approval of new drug applications. We utilize a change in the voting procedure from sequential to simultaneous voting to identify herding. Estimates suggest ...

2019| Melissa Newham, Rune Midjord
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Coping with Life-Event Shocks: Psychological Determinants of Resilience

In this research we investigate the psychological determinants of resilience. Specifically, we observe whether the adaptation process to negative life events is different across the distribution of personality traits (the so-called big five) and of different life attitudes (such as locus of control and risk aversion). We take into consideration two different areas of shocking events: the job...

23.10.2019| Tommasso Ramella, UNIMIB
SOEPpapers 1053 / 2019

Psychological Distress among Refugees in Germany – a Representative Study on Individual and Contextual Risk Factors and the Potential Consequences of Poor Mental Health for Integration in the Host Country

Background: Responding to the mental health needs of refugees remains a pressing challenge worldwide. We estimated the prevalence of psychological distress in a large refugee population in Germany and assessed its association with host country factors amenable to policy intervention and integration indicators. Method: We analysed the second wave of the IAB-BAMF-SOEP, a representative Germany-wide ...

2019| Lena Walther, Hannes Kröger, Ana Nanette Tibubos, Thi Minh Tam Ta, Christian von Scheve, Jürgen Schupp, Eric Hahn, Malek Bajbouj
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