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DIW Weekly Report 41 / 2018

EU Commission Proposal for 2021–2027 Budget: Lost Opportunities

In May, the EU Commission presented its proposal for the EU budget for 2021 to 2027—a period of change for the EU. Not only will Great Britain’s exit from the Union leave a significant hole in the budget, but at the same time the budget must cover a vast range of additional requirements. Current international policy developments are already demanding the EU acting as a community, and the European project ...

2018| Kristina van Deuverden
DIW Weekly Report 40 / 2018

Weather Index Insurance Can Help Households Recover from Extreme Weather Events

Weather index insurance is considered a promising international climate policy instrument that can help households adapt better to climate change. This is especially true in developing countries where households often suffer severely from the consequences of extreme weather events. This report is one of the first to evaluate the impact of a globally recognized index insurance, Mongolia’s Index-Based ...

2018| Kati Kraehnert, Veronika Bertram-Huemmer
DIW Weekly Report 40 / 2018

Extreme Weather Events Drastically Reduce School Completion by Mongolian Children

As climate change progresses, extreme weather events are occurring more often, with developing countries suffering the brunt. Using Mongolia as an example, this study examines how extremely cold and snowy winters—which lead to high livestock mortality and thus threaten the livelihood of many households—impact children’s school completion. The results, based on a representative household survey conducted ...

2018| Kati Kraehnert, Valeria Groppo
DIW Weekly Report 40 / 2018

Extremely Harsh Winters Threaten the Livelihood of Mongolia’s Herders

Households in developing countries are exposed to increasingly extreme weather events that could endanger their prosperity. This study examines the impact of the unusually cold, snowy winter of 2009/2010 on the livestock of Mongolian households. Livestock represents on average more than 90 percent of the value of all assets owned. It is essential for current consumption and—due to the insufficient ...

2018| Katharina Lehmann-Uschner, Kati Kraehnert
DIW Weekly Report 37 / 2018

Inequality of Earnings in Germany Generally Accepted but Low Incomes Considered Unfair

Earnings differences are a recurring topic of public discussion in Germany. Data from the long-term Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study as well as a separate survey of German employees (LINOS) show that earnings inequalities are generally perceived as fair while a substantial share of the respondents find the current earnings distribution in Germany unfair. This applies above all to the middle and lower ...

2018| Jule Adriaans, Stefan Liebig
DIW Weekly Report 36 / 2018

German Economy Continues to Grow Moderately but Risks Remain: Editorial

2018| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Christian Breuer, Martin Bruns, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 34/35 / 2018

Differences in Full-Time Work Experience Explain almost a Quarter of the Gender Pay Gap in Management Positions

Women still earn less than men on average in Germany. This applies to management positions even more: between 2010 and 2016, there was an average gender pay gap of 30 percent in gross hourly earnings. If gender-specific differences in relevant wage determinants are excluded, a pay gap of 11 percent remains. With seven percentage points, full-time work experience explains the gender pay gap to almost ...

2018| Elke Holst, Anne Marquardt
DIW Weekly Report 29 / 2018

The Greek Private Sector Remains Full of Untapped Potential

Private businesses’ nominal value added in Greece has fallen by 38 percent over the last ten years. Micro firms were hit particularly hard. Despite efforts to stabilize the macroeconomic environment, there are only weak signs of recovery. Future prospects are not much better, as—with the exception of labor market regulations—the conditions for investments and business activities have not been sufficiently ...

2018| Alexander S. Kritikos, Lars Handrich, Anselm Mattes
DIW Weekly Report 24 / 2018

The German Economy Is Slowing down Somewhat: Editorial

2018| Ferdinand Fichtner, Guido Baldi, Christian Breuer, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
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