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  • SOEPpapers 262 / 2010

    Years of Schooling, Human Capital and the Body Mass Index of European Females

    We find that the protective effect of years of schooling on the BMI of European females is non negligible, but smaller than the one recently found for the US. By using individual standardized cognitive tests instead of years of schooling as the measure of education we show that the current focus in the literature on years of schooling is not misplaced. We also investigate whether the response to changes ...

    2010| Giorgio Brunello, Daniele Fabbri, Margherita Fort
  • SOEPpapers 270 / 2010

    Obesity and Happiness

    This paper provides insight on the relationship between obesity and happiness. Using the latest available cross sectional data from Germany (GSOEP 2006), UK (BHPS 2005), and Australia (HILDA 2007). We examine whether there is evidence on the impact of overweight on subjective well being. The Hausman test is employed in the univariate and multivariate specifications chosen and reveals evidence for the ...

    2010| Marina-Selini Katsaiti
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Estimating Price Elasticities of Convalescent Care Programs

    This study is the first to estimate price elasticities of demand for convalescent care programmes. In 1997, the German legislature more than doubled the daily co-payments for the publicly insured from €6 to €13. The measure caused the overall demand for convalescent care treatments to fall by 20 to 25%. I estimate the price elasticity for medical rehabilitation programmes aimed at preventing work disability ...

    In: The Economic Journal 120 (2010), 545, S. 816-844 | Nicolas R. Ziebarth
  • SOEPpapers 253 / 2009

    Determinants and Consequences of Health Behaviour: New Evidence from German Micro Data

    The economic costs of chronic health conditions and severe illnesses like diabetes, coronary heart disease or cancer are immense. Several clinical trials give information about the importance of individual behaviour for the prevalence of these illnesses. Changes in health relevant behaviour may therefore lead to a decline of avoidable illnesses and related health care costs. In this context, we use ...

    2009| Brit S. Schneider, Udo Schneider
  • SOEPpapers 248 / 2009

    The Effects of a Sick Pay Reform on Absence and on Health-Related Outcomes

    We evaluate the effects of a reduction in sick pay from 100 to 80% of the wage. Unlike previous literature, apart from absence from work, we also consider effects on doctor/hospital visits and subjective health indicators. We also add to the literature by estimating both switch-on and switch-off effects, because the reform was repealed two years later. We find a two-day reduction in the number of days ...

    2009| Patrick A. Puhani, Katja Sonderhof
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    Dynamics of Health and Labor Market Risks

    While there is little doubt that the probability of poor health increases with age, and that less healthy people face a more difficult situation on the labor market, the precise relationship between facing the risks of health deterioration and labor market instability is not well understood. Using 12 years of data from the German Socio-Economic Panel we study the nature of the relationship between ...

    In: Journal of Health Economics 28 (2009), 6, S. 1116-1125 | Peter Haan, Michal Myck
  • SOEPpapers 244 / 2009

    A Natural Experiment on Sick Pay Cuts, Sickness Absence, and Labor Costs

    This study estimates the reform effects of a reduction in statutory sick pay levels on various outcome dimensions. A federal law reduced the legal obligation of German employers to provide 100 percent continued wages for up to six weeks per sickness episode to 80 percent. This measure increased the ratio of employees having no days of absence by about 7.5 percent. The mean number of absence days per ...

    2009| Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Martin Karlsson
  • SOEPpapers 245 / 2009

    The Effects of Expanding the Generosity of the Statutory Sickness Insurance System

    In 1999, in Germany, the statutory sick pay level was increased from 80 to 100 percent of foregone earnings for sicknessepisodes of up to six weeks. We show that this reform has led to an increase in average absence days of about 10 percent or one additional day per employee, per year. The estimates are based on SOEP survey data and parametric, nonparametric, and combined matching-regression difference-in-differences ...

    2009| Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Martin Karlsson
  • SOEPpapers 233 / 2009

    Why Are Middle-Aged People so Depressed? Evidence from West Germany

    Does happiness vary with age? The evidence is inconclusive. Some studies show happiness to increase with age (Diener et al. 1999; Argyle 2001). Others hold that the association is U-shaped with either highest depression rates (Mroczek and Christian, 1998; Blanchflower and Oswald, 2008) or highest happiness levels occurring during middle age (Easterlin, 2006). Current studies suffer from two shortcomings. ...

    2009| Hilke Brockmann
  • Externe Monographien

    Einflussfaktoren der Entwicklung von Gesundheitsausgaben: der Stand der internationalen Fachliteratur am Beispiel Deutschlands

    München: AVM, 2009, 114 S. | Nicolas R. Ziebarth
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