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February 12, 2014
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Labor supply under working hours constraints - Assessing the potential of a family working time benefit in Germany

Speaker: Michael Neumann
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

(joint with Kai-Uwe Müller and Katharina Wrohlich)The majority of empirical labor supply models used for policy evaluation assumes observed hours of work as revealed preferences of individuals or households. Economic actors maximize their utility by choosing among different bundles of income and leisure. By assumption their choice is not constrained by regulations, institutions, or ...

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February 7, 2014
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Social Insurance and Retirement: A Cross-Country Perspective

Speaker: Prof. Johanna Wallenius, Stockholm School of Economics
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Please note that DIW Applied Micro Seminar will take place online during the ...

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January 29, 2014
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Is Being Tough Helpful? Search Requirements, Sanction Threats and Time to Job Finding

Speaker: Amelie Schiprowski
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

(joint with Patrick Arni) The enforcement of job search requirements is increasingly employed to determine the level of search effort provided by unemployment insurance recipients. We evaluate the impacts of this policy on the rate of job finding. Previous research on job search monitoring has focused on the effects of an imposed benefit sanction. By estimating the impacts of requirement policies ...

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January 15, 2014
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Educational Choice against All the Odds - Personality Traits as a Tool Kit?

Speaker: Johanna Storck
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

Students from a non-academic background have a significant lower probability of receiving tertiary education than their peers from an academic background. This is true even in an educational system where higher education is free of charge and financial constraints play a rather small role. Many theoretical and empirical articles describe reasons for this inequality. While primary effects, as less ...

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December 18, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Transition to Parenthood and the Dynamic of Women´s Economic Dependency. A Comparison of Germany and Switzerland

Speaker: Lena Liechti
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

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December 4, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

What happens if women disappear from the labor market? Occupational status of women at marriage in a modernizing society

Speaker: Wiebke Schulz (University of Bielefeld)
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

joint with Ineke Maas & Marco H.D. van Leeuwen The nineteenth and twentieth centuries are an especially interesting period to investigate women's status attainment in Western societies because interesting and partly contrary developments took place. First, women increasingly withdrew from the labor market after marriage, possibly as a consequence of increasing prosperity that allowed families ...

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November 20, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Employment and Wage Impacts of Social Security Contributions

Speaker: Luke Haywood
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

We present work in progress on evaluating the employment and wage effects of social security contributions (SSC). We propose to use an equilibrium job search model allowing for extensive and intensive employment reactions, with firms also changing wages. The model naturally generates adjustment dynamics. Using firm-level data on productivity will allow us to identify to what extent productive ...

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November 6, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Music or Sports - An empirical analysis of their differential effects on child development

Speaker: Adrian Hille
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30-13:30

(joint with Charlotte Cabane and Michael Lechner)Previous studies on the effects of leisure activities on skill development do not discuss whether such activities are complements or substitutes. Comparing to which extent various extracurricular activities influence skill development brings us closer to understanding the formation of educational inequalities as well as the mechanisms behind skill ...

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July 17, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Labor supply estimation with endogenous rationing. An application to the federal minimum wage in Germany

Speaker: Kai-Uwe Müller
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

This paper extends a standard static structural labor supply framework by taking labor demand constraints into account. Contrary to previous papers the rationing risk is not only determined by exogenous demand side factors, but also depends on the individual's productivity. The resulting labor supply elasticities from the extended framework differ from the unconstrained model. This approach is ...

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June 21, 2013
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Offering Intensive Support to At-Risk High School Students
A Program Evaluation of Pathways to Education

Speaker: Philip Oreopoulos, University of Toronto
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The Pathways to Education Program is an intervention that was developed to encourage schooling among disadvantaged early high school students. The program adopts a multi-faceted approach, offering extensive tutoring, mentoring, and financial support, as well as easy access to student-parent workers who provide information and advice as needed on a wide range of issues. The program began in the 20 ...

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June 19, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Natural Disaster, Policy Disaster, Policy Action, and Mental Well-Being: The Case of Fukushima

Speaker: Asst. Prof. Dr. Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Cornell University, Christian Krekel, Jan Goebel
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

We study the impact of the Fukushima disaster on people's mental distress in another industrialized country, 5500 miles away. The meltdown significantly increased environmental concerns by 25% among the German population. Subsequent drastic policy action permanently shut down the oldest nuclear reactors, implemented the phase-out of the remaining ones, and proclaimed the transition to renewables. ...

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June 5, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Education and time investment in children: Is Germany different?

Speaker: Verena Lauber, Universität Konstanz
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Parental investment in terms of money and time is considered to be crucial for a child's development. Research on childcare, which is mainly based on US data, agrees that education has a positive impact on maternal caring time, despite the fact that high earning prospects increase the incentives for labor market participation. Given differences in the family support and other aspect of family ...

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May 22, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Estimating labour supply elasticity from bunching: Some issues

Speaker: Luke Haywood
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

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May 3, 2013
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Intergenerational Transfer of the Gender Gap in Labor Force Participation

Speaker: Mari Rege, Uni Stavanger, Norway
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

Abstract: In this paper we empirically investigate the intergenerational transfer of a gender gap in labor force participation. Specifically, we analyze the extent to which the family and the local community nurture the gender gap. We utilize extremely rich registry data that allows us to estimate the effect of gender on labor force participation in sibling fixed effects models, and study how the ...

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April 24, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Reducing binge drinking? The effect of a ban on late-night off-premise alcohol sales on alcohol-related hospital stays

Speaker: Jan Marcus
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

Excessive alcohol consumption among the youth is a major public health concern both in Germany and Europe. In March 2010 the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg banned the sale of alcoholic beverages between 10pm and 5am in off-premise outlets (e.g. petrol stations, supermarkets). We use monthly administrative data from a 70% random sample of all hospital admissions for the years 2007-2 ...

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April 17, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Do mothers adjust their labor supply in response to child-raising benefits in the pension system?

Speaker: Andreas Thiemann
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

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March 20, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Bank’s trading activity, the lending channel and real investment - Evidence from individual firm-bank relationships in Germany

Speaker: Martin Simmler
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

What began as a financial crisis in 2007/2008 quickly became a massive crisis of the real economy. We investigate the importance of the bank lending and firm borrowing channel in the transmission of asset price shocks to real investment. For the analysis we match individual firm and bank financial statements in Germany for the period of 2004-2010. The data include a large number of medium sized ...

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March 6, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Distributional Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap

Speaker: Patricia Gallego Granados
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

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February 20, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Day-care quality and work-care choices of mothers in Germany

Speaker: C. Katharina Spieß, Pia S. Schober
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

This study investigates the relationship between locally available quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) institutions and the probability of maternal employment, use of formal and informal care arrangements. By considering several indicators of structural quality we extend the existing literature which has mostly focused on the importance of availability or costs of ECEC services ...

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January 9, 2013
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

How learning a musical instrument affects educational achievement

Speaker: Jürgen Schupp, Adrian Hille
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30-13:30

Learning a musical instrument during childhood may increase educational opportunities by improving cognitive skills, teaching non-cognitive skills or by sending positive signals to teachers. Our study tests these hypotheses with data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, which contains information on musical practice during childhood as well as detailed parental background characteristics. In ...

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