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SOEPpapers 410 / 2011

Residential Segregation and Immigrants' Satisfaction with the Neighborhood in Germany

Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, this study examines the relationship between immigrant residential segregation and immigrants' satisfaction with the neighborhood. The estimates show that immigrants living in segregated areas are less

2011| Verena Dill, Uwe Jirjahn, Georgi Tsertvadze
SOEPpapers 408 / 2011

The Effect of Health and Employment Risks on Precautionary Savings

This paper extends the idea of using ex-ante risk measures in a model of precautionary savings by explicitly simulating future net-income risks. The uncertainty measure takes into account the interdependency of labour market status and health. The ..

2011| Johannes Geyer
SOEPpapers 59 / 2007

Wealth and Asset Holdings of Immigrants in Germany

This paper examines the relative wealth position and the portfolio choices of immigrants in Germany. The empirical findings reveal significant differences in overall wealth and various wealth components between German natives and immigrants. ...

2007| Mathias Sinning
SOEPpapers 90 / 2008

Mortgage Market Maturity and Homeownership Inequality among Young Households: A Five-Country Perspective

This paper uses the newly constructed Luxembourg Wealth Study data to document cross-country variation in homeownership rates and the homeownership-income inequality among young households in Finland, Germany, Italy, the UK and the US, and relate it

2008| Alena Bicakova, Eva M. Sierminska
SOEPpapers 186 / 2009

Factors Influencing Tenure Choice in European Countries

Homeownership rates are very different across European countries. They range from below 50% in Germany to over 80% in Greece, Spain or Ireland. However the differences lie not only in the overall homeownership rates but also in its structure, and ...

2009| Monika Bazyl
SOEPpapers 173 / 2009

SOEP as a Source for Research on Ageing: Issues, Measures and Possibilities for Improvement

Demographic change is a key consequence of the development of modern societies. The prolongation of life expectancy, shifts of mortality into later life and long-term low fertility rates cause essential changes in population structures - with an ...

2009| Laura Romeu Gordo, Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Susanne Wurm
SOEPpapers 219 / 2009

Reversing the Question: Does Happiness Affect Consumption and Savings Behavior?

I examine the impact of happiness on consumption and savings behavior using data from the DNB Household Survey from the Netherlands and the German Socio-Economic Panel. Instrumenting individual happiness with regional sunshine, the results suggest ..

2009| Cahit Guven
DIW Wochenbericht 13 / 2011

Konzentration im Lebensmitteleinzelhandel: Hersteller sitzen am kürzeren Hebel

Die Konzentration im deutschen Lebensmitteleinzelhandel schreitet weiter voran und rückt das Thema Nachfragemacht mehr und mehr in den Fokus wettbewerbspolitischer Diskussionen. Im Gegensatz zur Angebotsmacht liegen gesicherte empirische Erkenntnisse

2011| Vanessa von Schlippenbach, Ferdinand Pavel
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