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SOEPpapers 181 / 2009

Older or Wealthier? The Impact of Age Adjustments on the Wealth Inequality Ranking of Countries

Differences in individual wealth holdings are widely viewed as a driving force of economic inequality. However, as this finding relies on cross-section data, we may confuse older with wealthier. We propose a new method to adjust for age effects in cross-sections, which eliminates transitory wealth inequality due to age, yet preserves inequality arising from other factors. This new method is superior ...

2009| Ingvild Almas, Magne Mogstady
Diskussionspapiere 879 / 2009

Multi-Factor Gegenbauer Processes and European Inflation Rates

In this paper we specify a multi-factor long-memory process that enables us to estimate the fractional differencing parameters at each frequency separately, and adopt this framework to model quarterly prices in three European countries (France, Italy and the UK). The empirical results suggest that inflation in France and Italy is nonstationary. However, while for the former country this applies both ...

2009| Guglielmo Maria Caporale, Luis A. Gil-Alana
SOEPpapers 359 / 2011

Extending the Empirical Basis for Wealth Inequality Research Using Statistical Matching of Administrative and Survey Data

Social security entitlements are a substantial source of wealth that grows in importance over the individual's lifecycle. Despite its quantitative relevance, social security wealth has been thus far omitted from wealth inequality analyses. In Germany, it is the lack of adequate micro data that accounts for this shortcoming. The two main contributions of this paper are: First, to elaborate a statistical ...

2011| Anika Rasner, Joachim R. Frick, Markus M. Grabka
SOEPpapers 303 / 2010

Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der partiellen Rangdatenanalyse in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung: Untersuchungen zu sozialen Netzwerken und Hilfeleistungen

Pflegebedürfnisse werden zum erheblichen Teil durch professionelle Dienste befriedigt. Ein wichtiger Eckpfeiler in der pflegerischen Versorgung stellen darüber hinausfamiliäre Beziehungen wie Partner und Kinder, sowie Freundes- und Nachbarschaftsnetzwerke dar. Diese Ressourcen stehen aber nicht allen Personen gleichermaßen zur Verfügung, sondern sind in der Bevölkerung ungleich verteilt. Wir beschäftigen ...

2010| Christian Pihl, Ulrich Pötter
Diskussionspapiere 960 / 2009

Unobserved Heterogeneity and International Benchmarking in Public Transport

We analyze the technical efficiency of German and Swiss urban public transport companies by means of SFA. In transport networks we might face different network structures or complexities, not observed, but influencing the production process. The unobserved factors are typically modeled as separable factors. However, we argue that the entire production process is organized around different network structures. ...

2009| Astrid Cullmann, Mehdi Farsi, Massimo Filippini
Diskussionspapiere 938 / 2009

Does Accounting for Spatial Effects Help Forecasting the Growth of Chinese Provinces?

In this paper, we make multi-step forecasts of the annual growth rates of the real GRP for each of the 31 Chinese provinces simultaneously. Beside the usual panel data models, we use panel models that explicitly account for spatial dependence between the GRP growth rates. In addition, the possibility of spatial effects being different for different groups of provinces (Interior and Coast) is allowed. ...

2009| Eric Girardin, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
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Sticky Information Phillips Curves: European Evidence

We estimate the Sticky Information Phillips Curve model of Mankiw and Reis (2002) using survey expectations of professional forecasters from four major European economies. Our estimates imply that inflation expectations in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are updated about once a year, while in Italy, about once each 6 months.

In: Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 40 (2008), 7, S. 1513-1519 | Jörg Döpke, Jonas Dovern, Ulrich Fritsche, Jiri Slacalek
SOEPpapers 138 / 2008

Family Background or the Characteristics of Children: What Determines High School Success in Germany?

It is becoming more and more important to be highly skilled in order to integrate successfully into the labor market. Highly skilled workers receive higher wages and face a lower risk of becoming unemployed, compared to poorly qualified workers. We analyze the determinants of successful high school graduation in Germany. As our main database, we use the youth file of GSOEP for the period extending ...

2008| Benjamin Balsmeier, Heiko Peters
Diskussionspapiere 866 / 2009

Measuring Inequality Using Censored Data: A Multiple Imputation Approach

To measure income inequality with right censored (topcoded) data, we propose multiple imputation for censored observations using draws from Generalized Beta of the Second Kind distributions to provide partially synthetic datasets analyzed using complete data methods. Estimation and inference uses Reiter's (Survey Methodology 2003) formulae. Using Current Population Survey (CPS) internal data, we find ...

2009| Stephen P. Jenkins, Richard V. Burkhauser, Shuaizhang Feng, Jeff Larrimore
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