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Corona-Tests sind zu selektiv, um auf tatsächliche Infektionszahlen zu schließen

Spätestens seit Ende März ist die Corona-Krise endgültig in Deutschland angekommen. Unklar ist aber bis heute, inwieweit die offizielle Fallzahl die tatsächliche Entwicklung der Epidemie widerspiegelt. Nutzen und Kosten einer möglichen Lockerung der einschränkenden Maßnahmen können allerdings nur dann sinnvoll betrachtet werden, wenn die Zahl der Erkrankten...

16.04.2020| Shan Huang
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Sorgearbeit sollte anders verteilt werden

In: Frankfurter Rundschau (03.03.2020), S. 12 | Kai-Uwe Müller
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Targeting Network Spillovers: Experimental Evidence from a Health Intervention in Zambia

We study how different network targeting mechanisms affect the direct and spillover impacts of a school-based health intervention in Zambia. Across 133 schools, we randomly assigned whether the intervention was administered to i) a random selection of students; ii) most central students; or iii) most central students and an additional friend. Our results indicate that the two-hour intervention had...

04.11.2019| Anselm Hager, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
SOEPpapers 1038 / 2019

Depression, Risk Preferences and Risk-Taking Behavior

Depression affects the way that people process information and make decisions, including those involving risk and uncertainty. Our objective is to analyze the way that depressive episodes shape risk preferences and risk-taking behaviors. We are the first to address this issue using large-scale, representative panel data that include both behavioral and stated risk preference measures and a theoretical ...

2019| Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Sarah Dahmann, Nathan Kettlewell
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Medical Malpractice Appeals in a Civil Law System: Do Administrative and Civil Courts Award Noneconomic Damages Differently?

How do courts award noneconomic damages? Does it matter if the state is the defendant? This article addresses these questions in the context of medical malpractice appeals to the Spanish Supreme Court. Moreover, this study provides the first empirical analysis of the quantification of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases in administrative courts, where the state is the defendant, and in ...

In: Law & Society Review 53 (2019), 2, S. 386-419 | Sofia Amaral-Garcia
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A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Marijuana Policies and Youth Marijuana Use

Background: Marijuana use carries risks for adolescents’ well-being, making it essential to evaluate effects of recent marijuana policies.Objectives: This study sought to delineate associations between state-level shifts in decriminalization and medical marijuana laws (MML) and adolescent marijuana use.Methods: Using data on 861,082 adolescents (14 to 18+ years; 51% female) drawn from 1999 to 2015 ...

In: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 45 (2019), 3, S. 292-303 | Rebekah Levine Coley, Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Marco Ghiani, Claudia Kruzik, Christopher F. Baum
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Sexual Activity, Sexual Thoughts, and Intimacy among Older Adults: Links with Physical Health and Psychosocial Resources for Successful Aging

Research on close relationships in later life has received increased attention over the past decade. However, little is known about sexuality and intimacy in old age. Using cross-sectional data from the Berlin Aging Study II (BASE-II; Mage = 68 years, SD = 3.68; 50% women; N = 1,514), we examine age differences in behavioral (sexual activity), cognitive (sexual thoughts), and emotional (intimacy) facets ...

In: Psychology and Aging 34 (2019), 3, S. 389-404 | Karolina Kolodziejczak, Adrian Rosada, Johanna Drewelies, Sandra Düzel, Peter Eibich, Christina Tegeler, Gert G. Wagner, Klaus M. Beier, Nilam Ram, Ilja Demuth, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Denis Gerstorf
Forschungsprojekt

DDR-Vergangenheit und psychische Gesundheit: Risiko- und Schutzfaktoren (DDR-PSYCH)

Durch die gemeinsame Analyse von fünf großangelegten Bevölkerungsstudien sollen Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten in der psychischen Gesundheit von Ost- und Westdeutschen untersucht werden. Dies soll Aufschluss über sozialstrukturelle Einflüsse der DDR auf die psychische Gesundheit geben, wobei nicht nur systembedingte Risikofaktoren, sondern auch Resilienz fördernde...

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Forschungsprojekt

GDR-Past and Mental Health: Risk and Protection Factors (DDR-PSYCH)

After more than 25 years since reunification, the former German Democratic Republic (GDR; often known in English as East Germany; in German DDR) and its socio-political system have remained a point of reference for the analysis of societal, social, and individual processes in Germany. There is a lack of knowledge about the on-going impact of the East German past on the German general population....

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