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  • Diskussionspapiere 1403 / 2014

    Extreme Weather Events and Child Height: Evidence from Mongolia

    We provide new evidence on the impact of one severe weather shock on child height in Mongolia. Our focus is on the extremely harsh winter – locally referred to as dzud – of 2009/10, which caused more than 23 percent of the national livestock to perish. This resulted in a food insecurity situation for many Mongolian households. Our analysis identifies causal effects by exploiting exogenous variation ...

    2014| Valeria Groppo, Kati Schindler
  • SOEPpapers 638 / 2014

    Reference-Dependent Effects of Unemployment on Mental Well-Being

    This paper provides an empirical analysis of reference-dependent effects of unemployment on mental well-being. We show that the negative effect of unemployment on mental well-being depends on expectations about the future employment status. Several contributions to the literature have shown that the perception of the individual employment status depends on the surrounding unemployment rate. We argue ...

    2014| Martina Grunow
  • SOEPpapers 639 / 2014

    Dissatisfied with Life or with Being Interviewed? Happiness and Motivation to Participate in a Survey

    Information on the number of interviewer contacts allows insights into how people's responses to questions on happiness are connected to the difficulty of reaching potential participants. Using the paradata of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), this paper continues such research by revealing a strong link between respondent motivation and reported happiness. Analyses of responses by future ...

    2014| Adrian Chadi
  • SOEPpapers 424 / 2011

    Work Hours Constraints and Health

    The issue of whether employees who work more hours than they want to suffer adverse health consequences is important not only at the individual level but also for governmental formation of work time policy. Our study investigates this question by analyzing the impact of the discrepancy between actual and desired work hours on self-perceived health outcomes in Germany and the United Kingdom. Based on ...

    2011| David Bell, Steffen Otterbach, Alfonso Sousa-Poza
  • SOEPpapers 420 / 2011

    Smoking and Returns to Education: Empirical Evidence for Germany

    Looking at smoking-behavior it can be shown that there are differences concerning the time-preference-rate. Therefore this has an effect on the optimal schooling decision in the way that we assume a lower average human capital level for smokers. According to a higher time-preference-rate we suppose a higher return to education for smokers who go further on education. With our empirical fondings we ...

    2011| Julia Reilich
  • Referierte Aufsätze Web of Science

    Pollution Exposure and Child Health: Evidence for Infants and Toddlers in Germany

    This paper examines the impact of outdoor pollution and parental smoking on children's health from birth until the age of three years in Germany. We use representative data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), combined with five air pollution levels. These data were provided by the Federal Environment Agency and cover theyears 2002-2007. Our work makes two important contributions. First, we ...

    In: Journal of Health Economics 31 (2012), 1, S. 180-196 | Katja Coneus, C. Katharina Spieß
  • Diskussionspapiere 1167 / 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 model is estimated for prime age males using the German Socio-Economic Panel Study for years 2001-2007. The empirical analysis is conducted using a measure ...

    2011| Johannes Geyer
  • Diskussionspapiere 1170 / 2011

    Remittances and Children's Capabilities: New Evidence from Kyrgyzstan, 2005-2008

    The Kyrgyz Republic is one of the largest recipients of international remittances in the world; from a Balance of Payments measure of remittances, it ranked tenth in the world in 2008 in the ratio of remittances to GDP, a rapid increase from 30th place in 2004. Remittances can be used to maintain the household's standard of living by providing income to families with unemployed and underemployed adult ...

    2011| Antje Kröger, Kathryn Anderson
  • SOEPpapers 398 / 2011

    Comparing the Predictive Power of Subjective and Objective Health Indicators: Changes in Hand Grip Strength and Overall Satisfaction with Life as Predictors of Mortality

    Self-reported measures of health are generally treated as weak measures of respondents' objective health status. On the other hand, most surveys use self-reported health to measure health status and to determine the effects of a range of other socio-economic characteristics of the local environment on individual health. It is therefore of interest to the public health research community to verify the ...

    2011| Jens Ambrasat, Jürgen Schupp, Gert G. Wagner
  • SOEPpapers 503 / 2012

    Ungesunde Verhältnisse? Eine Längsschnittanalyse zur Gesundheit von Kindern in zusammen- und getrenntlebenden Familien

    Familien schaffen Gesundheit, aber der Wandel familiärer Strukturen wird für viele negative gesundheitliche Veränderungen in der Bevölkerung verantwortlich gemacht. Wie entwickelt sich die Gesundheit von jüngeren Kindern heute in Deutschland, wenn Eltern zusammen oder getrennt leben? Anhand der aktuellen Daten des sozio-ökonomischen Panels können wir zeigen, dass Kinder in traditionellen Ehen nicht ...

    2012| Hilke Brockmann
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