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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
Pressemitteilung

Kanzlerin beeinflusst Erwartungen der Bevölkerung in der Corona-Krise

Pressekonferenzen und Reden von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel in der Corona-Krise verändern die Erwartungen in Deutschland zur Dauer der einschränkenden Maßnahmen. Das hat ein Forschungspapier ergeben, an dem WissenschaftlerInnen des Deutschen Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin) zusammen mit Wissenschaftlern des ifo Instituts, der LMU München, der HU Berlin und ...

29.04.2020
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
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Inattention and Switching Costs as sources of inertia in Medicare Part D

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

18.11.2019| Amelie Wuppermann
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How Cohabitation, Marriage, Separation, and Divorce Influence BMI: A Prospective Panel Study

Objective: This study examines how changes in cohabitation or marital status affect Body Mass Index (BMI) over time in a large representative sample. Method: Participants were 20,950 individuals (50% female; 19 to 100 years), representative of the German population, who provided 81,926 observations over 16 years. Face-to-face interviews were used to obtain demographic data, including cohabitation and ...

In: Health Psychology 37 (2018),10, S. 948-958 | Jutta Mata, Thorsten Schneider, David Richter, Ralph Hertwig
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Primary Care in Germany: Access and Utilisation—a Cross-Sectional Study with Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)

Objectives (1) To describe the accessibility of general practitioners (GPs) by the German population; (2) to determine factors on individual and area level, such as settlement structure and area deprivation, which are associated with the walking distance to a GP; and (3) to identify factors that may cause differences in the utilisation of any doctors.Design Cross-sectional study using individual survey ...

In: BMJ Open 8 (2018), 10, e021036, 10 S. | Gregory Gordon Greiner, Lars Schwettmann, Jan Goebel, Werner Maier
DIW aktuell

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
DIW Wochenbericht 14 / 2020

Reflexe aus der Finanzkrise sind nicht genug! Kommentar

2020| Jan Philipp Fritsche, Patrick Christian Harms
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