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Income Mobility in Old Age in Britain and Germany

London: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, 2004, 24 S.
(CASEpaper ; 89)
| Asghar Zaidi, Joachim R. Frick, Felix Büchel
Diskussionspapiere 514 / 2005

Transitional Dynamics in a Growth Model with Distributive Politics

This paper constructs a heterogenous agent model of endogenous distribution and growth. When the labor leisure choice of agents is exogenous, the factor holding ratios of households converges to a mass point that is independent of the initial ...

2005| Chetan Ghate
SOEPpapers 29 / 2007

Risky Earnings, Taxation and Entrepreneurial Choice: A Microeconometric Model for Germany

Which role do individual income prospects play in the decision to be an entrepreneur rather than an employee? In a model of occupational choice, higher expected after-tax earnings attract people to self-employment, while more risky net earnings deter

2007| Frank M. Fossen
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
SOEPpapers 21 / 2007

Precautionary Saving and Income Uncertainty in Germany: New Evidence from Microdata

The saving ratio of households in Germany has increased in the past few years when the income trend was weak. This could be due to precautionary saving. In this paper, the importance of precautionary saving against income uncertainty is analyzed ...

2007| Nikolaus Bartzsch
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
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How Important Is Cultural Background for the Level of Intergenerational Mobility?

Based on brother correlations in permanent earnings for different groups of second generation immigrants, the findings in this paper indicate that cultural background is not a major determinant of the level of intergenerational economic mobility.

In: Economics Letters 114 (2012), 3, S. 335-337 | Daniel D. Schnitzlein
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