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Life Expectancy and Parental Education

This study analyses the relationship between life expectancy and parental education. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study and survival analysis models, we show that maternal education is related to children's life expectancy – .

In: Social Science & Medicine 232 (2019), S. 351-365 | Mathias Huebener
DIW Wochenbericht 12 / 2019

Menschen mit niedriger gebildeter Mutter haben geringere Lebenserwartung

Ein niedrigerer Bildungsabschluss der Mutter geht mit einer geringeren Lebenserwartung einher. Personen, die eine Mutter mit einem Volksschul- oder gar keinem Schulabschluss haben, sterben im Alter ab 65 Jahren im Durchschnitt zwei Jahre früher als

2019| Mathias Huebener, Jan Marcus
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Public Child‐Care Expansion and Changing Gender Ideologies of Parents in Germany

This study investigates whether the expansion of public child care for children aged younger than 3 years in Germany has been associated with individual‐level change in gender ideologies. The authors develop and test a theoretical framework of th

In: Journal of Marriage and Family 80 (2018), 4, S. 1020-1039 | Gundula Zoch, Pia S. Schober
Diskussionspapiere 1742 / 2018

The Gender Gap in Wage Expectations: Do Young Women Trade off Higher Wages for Lower Wage Risk?

Several studies show that young women start with lower wage expectations than men, even before entering the labor market and that this partly translates into the actual gender wage gap through effects on educational choice and the formation of ...

2018| Vaishali Zambre
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School Entry, Afternoon Care, and Mothers’ Labour Supply

The availability of childcare is a crucial factor for mothers’ labour force participation. While most of the literature examines childcare for preschool children, we specifically focus on primary school-aged children, estimating the effect of forma

In: Empirical Economics 57 (2019), 3, S. 769-803 | Ludovica Gambaro, Jan Marcus, Frauke H. Peter
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Punishing Potential Mothers? Evidence for Statistical Employer Discrimination from a Natural Experiment

Before 2006, large firms in Germany were obliged to pay for the generous maternity protection of female employees, such that firms’ expected costs depended on employees’ gender and age. From 2006 onward, all firms paid for maternity protection by

In: Labour Economics (2019), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-04-03] | Jonas Jessen, Robin Jessen, Jochen Kluve
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Helping with the Kids? How Family-Friendly Workplaces Affect Parental Well-Being and Behaviour

Despite political efforts, balancing work and family life is still challenging. This paper provides novel evidence on the effect of firm level interventions that seek to reduce the work–life conflict. The focus is on how childcare support affects t

In: Oxford Economic Papers 71 (2019), 1, S. 95-118 | Verena Lauber, Johanna Storck
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Paid Family Leave and Fertility: The Case of California

Current research on maternal and parental leave focuses on leave take-up and employment outcomes, finding that short leaves have beneficial labor market outcomes. As the US faces below replacement fertility and an aging population, we need to ...

05.06.2019| Pamela A. Meyerhofer (Cornell University)
DIW Wochenbericht 12 / 2019

Gebildetere Eltern, gesündere Kinder? Editorial

2019| Daniel Graeber, Mathias Huebener, Jan Marcus, Daniel D. Schnitzlein
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