Job levels describe the complexity of a worker’s tasks, and her autonomy and responsibilities in their execution. Conceptually they are linked to the organization of production and can be used to extend a task-based view of wage determination. Using matched employer-employee datasets containing job-level information, we provide an empirical decomposition of life-cycle wage dynamics and demonstrate ...
University of Pennsylvania,
(Money Macro Seminar Paper)
| Christian Bayer, Moritz Kuhn
A key element of migrants’ well-being is their emotional integration, that is, the extent to which they perceive themselves as members of society and their identification with the country they are living in. To foster this sense of belonging, many integration programs aim to increase the migrants’ social integration, for example, by organizing events for migrants to meet natives in various settings. ...
Frontiers in Sociology
6 (2022), 700580
| Charlotte C. Becker
This paper evaluates the effects of the newly introduced German minimum wage on the distribution of hourly wages and hours worked. The study is based on the German Structure of Earnings Survey (GSES), the only large scale data set for Germany that includes information on hourly wages and hours worked. We provide a full distributional analysis based on counterfactual distributions that would have prevailed, ...
Institute of Labor Economics (IZA),
(IZA DP No. 15534)
| Martin Biewen, Bernd Fitzenberger, Marian Rümmele
Kassenboehmer and Haisken-DeNew (2012) claim that there is no well-being midlife low in Germany, when controlling for fixed effects, respondent experience and interviewer characteristics in the German Socio-Economic Panel, 1994-2006. We re-estimate with a longer run of years using their methods and find that well-being declines to a low in midlife and is neither flat nor trivial.
214 (2022), May 2022, 110430
| David G. Blanchflower, Alan Piper
Diese Dissertation umfasst drei Aufsätze zu Mindestlöhnen, zum Arbeitsangebot sowie zu öffentlichen Finanzen. Der Fokus liegt auf den Entwicklungen in Deutschland innerhalb der letzten zwei Jahrzehnte. Der erste Aufsatz untersucht Beschäftigungseffekte des Mindestlohns in einem Modell der Sucharbeitslosigkeit. Das Modell bildet Heterogenität auf Arbeitnehmer- und Arbeitgeberseite ab und schränkt die ...
| Maximilian Blömer
DIW focus / 2023
Durch die derzeit hohen Inflationsraten hat die öffentliche Debatte um die kalte Progression wieder Fahrt aufgenommen: Steigen die Verbraucherpreise stärker als das nominale Bruttoeinkommen, unterliegen Steuerzahler*innen über den progressiven Einkommensteuertarif höheren marginalen und durchschnittlichen Steuerbelastungen. Um ungewollte steuerliche Mehrbelastungen abzufedern, hat der Bundestag im ...
2023| Maximilian Blömer, Florian Dorn, Clemens Fuest, Matthias Warneke, Martin Beznoska, Tobias Hentze, Björn Kauder, Robin Jessen, Torsten Schmidt, Nadine Riedel, Gisela Färber, Gunter Mayr, Dénes Kucsera, Hanno Lorenz
We examine changes in the well-being of family caregivers during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany, using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and the SOEP-CoV study. The COVID-19 pandemic posed an extraordinary challenge for family caregivers, as care recipients are a high-risk group requiring special protection, and professional care services were severely cut back. ...
European Journal of Ageing
20 (2023), 1, 15, 11 S.
| Katja Möhring, Sabine Zinn, Ulrike Ehrlich
This paper studies whether individuals that experienced parental unemployment during their childhood/early adolescence have poorer health once they reach the adulthood. We used data from the German Socio-Economic Panel from 2002 until 2018. Our identiﬁcation strategy of the causal effect of parental unemployment relied on plant closures as exogenous variation of the individual labor market condition. ...
SOEPpapers 1188 | Michele Ubaldi, Matteo Picchio
This research tests the unique predictions of three different theoretical perspectives on the self-esteem benefits of religiosity: the religiosity-as-a-personal-relationship-with-a-higher-power perspective, the religiosity-as-a-resource perspective, and the religiosity-as-social-value perspective. To do so, we used random-intercept cross-lagged panel models and examined the between- and within-person ...
Social Psychological and Personality Science
im Ersch. (2022)
| Theresa M. Entringer, Madeline R. Lenhausen, Christopher J. Hopwood, Wiebke Bleidorn
DIW focus / 2022
Health literature shows that unemployment has a gendered effect on health. However, whether men or women are more affected and why remains unclear. We assume that unemployment harms women less than men because of two mechanisms: social roles theories and health selection. First, the availability and centrality in individuals? lives of roles other than employment may reduce the detrimental effect of ...
2022| Giulia Tattarini, Raffaele Grotti