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2219 Ergebnisse, ab 2201
Diskussionspapiere 311 / 2002

Accounting for Poverty Differences between the United States, Great Britain, and Germany

We propose a framework for comparing the relationship between poverty and personal characteristics across countries (or across years), and use it to compare levels and patterns of relative poverty in the USA, Great Britain and Germany during the 1990s. The higher aggregate poverty rates in the USA and in Britain relative to Germany were mostly accounted for by higher poverty rates conditional on characteristics, ...

2002| Martin Biewen, Stephen P. Jenkins
DIW Wochenbericht 9 / 2005

Einkommen und Armut von Familien und älteren Menschen

Die Einkommensposition von Familien hängt nicht nur von der Erwerbssituation der Haushaltsmitglieder ab, sondern auch vom Alter der Kinder. Dies zeigt eine Auswertung des vom DIW Berlin in Zusammenarbeit mit Infratest Sozialforschung erhobenen Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP). Zusammenlebende Paare mit Kindern kommen danach - gemessen an der gesamten Bevölkerung - auf ein durchschnittliches Einkommen. ...

2005| Markus M. Grabka, Peter Krause
SOEPpapers 583 / 2013

Health-Related Life Cycle Risks and Public Insurance

This paper proposes a dynamic life cycle model of health risks, employment, early retirement, and wealth accumulation in order to analyze the health-related risks of consumption and old age poverty. In particular, the model includes a health process, the interaction between health and employment risks, and an explicit modeling of the German public insurance schemes. I rely on a dynamic programming ...

2013| Daniel Kemptner
SOEPpapers 74 / 2007

Inequalities within Couples: Market Incomes and the Role of Taxes and Benefits in Europe

In spite of there being few elements of tax or cash benefit systems in developed countries that are any longer explicitly gender-biased in a discriminatory sense, it is well recognised that they have significant gender effects. To the extent that women earn less than men on average under tax-benefit systems that are progressive, there is some redistribution from men to women overall. However, an aggregate ...

2007| Francesco Figari, Herwig Immervoll, Horacio Levy, Holly Sutherland
SOEPpapers 295 / 2010

Multidimensional Measurement of Richness: Theory and an Application to Germany

Closely following recent innovations in the literature on the multidimensional measurement of poverty, this paper provides similar measures for the top of the distribution using a dual cutoff method to identify individuals, who can be considered as rich in a multidimensional setting. We use this framework to analyze the role of wealth, health and education, in addition to income, as dimensions of multidimensional ...

2010| Andreas Peichl, Nico Pestel
SOEPpapers 285 / 2010

Are Recessions Good for Educational Attainment?

In this study, we examine how economic performance during the child-specific primary school phase, during which teachers make recommendations regarding secondary school level, affects the educational level achieved ultimately by these children. Using data for Germany, we find that an economic downturn, coupled with increased unemployment, affects children's education attainment negatively. In terms ...

2010| Carsten Ochsen
SOEPpapers 520 / 2012

The Impact of the German Child Benefit on Child Well-Being

The German Child Benefit ("Kindergeld") is paid to legal guardians of children as a cash benefit. This study employs exogenous variations in the amount of child benefit received by households to investigate the extent to which these various changes have translated into an improvement in the circumstances of children related to their well-being. I use the German Socio-Economic Panel to estimate the ...

2012| Christian Raschke
SOEPpapers 483 / 2012

The Impact of Social Support Networks on Maternal Employment: A Comparison of West German, East German and Migrant Mothers of Pre-School Children

Given shortages in public child care in Germany, this paper asks whether social support with child care and domestic work by spouses, kin and friends can facilitate mothers' return to full-time or part-time positions within the first six years after birth. Using SOEP data from 1993-2009 and event history analyses for competing risks, the author compares the employment transitions of West German, East ...

2012| Mareike Wagner
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Scar or Blemish? Investigating the Long-Term Impact of Involuntary Job Loss on Health

In: Axel Börsch-Supan, Martina Brandt, Karsten Hank, Mathis Schröder (Eds.) , The Individual and the Welfare State
Berlin [u.a.] : Springer
S. 191-201
| Mathis Schröder
SOEPpapers 500 / 2012

Mobility Regimes and Parental Wealth: The United States, Germany, and Sweden in Comparison

We study the role of parental wealth for children's educational and occupational outcomes across three types of welfare states and outline a theoretical model that assumes parental wealth to impact offspring's attainment through two mechanisms, wealth's purchasing function and its insurance function. We argue that welfare states can limit the purchasing function of wealth, for instance by providing ...

2012| Fabian T. Pfeffer, Martin Hällsten
2219 Ergebnisse, ab 2201
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