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  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Local Unemployment and Postsecondary Education

    This study uses administrative data on the universe of students in tertiary education in Germany and shows that university enrollment depends negatively on the local unemployment rate at high school graduation. This finding contradicts common evidence on countercyclical US undergraduate enrollment. Students' financial dependency and loan aversion suggest reduced parental income as dominant...

    18.01.2023| Andreas Leibing
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    The Gender Division of Unpaid Care Work throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic in Germany

    The COVID-19 pandemic and related closures of day care centres and schools significantly increased the amount of care work done by parents. There has been much speculation over whether the pandemic increased or decreased gender equality in parental care work. Based on representative data for Germany from spring 2020 and winter 2021 we present an empirical analysis that shows that although gender inequality ...

    In: German Economic Review im Ersch. (2023), [Online first: 2022-07-28] | Jonas Jessen, C. Katharina Spiess, Sevrin Waights, Katharina Wrohlich
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    Class Rank and Long-Run Outcomes

    This paper considers an unavoidable feature of the school environment, class rank. What are the long-run effects of a student's ordinal rank in elementary school? Using administrative data on all public-school students in Texas, we show that students with a higher third-grade academic rank, conditional on achievement and classroom fixed effects, have higher subsequent test scores, are more likely to ...

    In: The Review of Economics and Statistics (2023), im Ersch. [online first: 2021-10-15] | Jeffrey T. Denning, Richard Murphy, Felix Weinhardt
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    The Length of Schooling and the Timing of Family Formation

    Individuals typically traverse several life phases before forming a family. We analyze whether changing the duration of one of these phases, the education phase, affects the timing of marriage and childbearing. For this purpose, we exploit the introduction of short school years (SSYs) in Germany in 1966–1967, which compressed the education phase without affecting the curriculum. Based on difference-in-differences ...

    In: CESifo Economic Studies 68 (2022), 1, S. 1-45 | Josefine Koebe, Jan Marcus
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    Information Provision and Postgraduate Studies

    This is the first paper to examine experimentally effects of information provision on beliefs about pecuniary and non-pecuniary returns of postgraduate education, enrolment intentions and realized enrolment. We find that our treatment causally affects beliefs measured six months after treatment. The effects on beliefs differ by gender and academic background, and we find that stated enrolment intentions ...

    In: Economica 89 (2022), 355, S. 627-646 | Jan Berkes, Frauke Peter, C. Katharina Spieß, Felix Weinhardt
  • Diskussionspapiere 2006 / 2022

    Heterogeneous Effects of After-School Care on Child Development

    It is often argued that institutionalized after-school care (ASC) can benefit children lacking adequate homework support at home and, hence, foster equality of opportunity. However, despite considerable policy interest, it is unclear whether these afternoon programs are beneficial for child development and if selection into them is efficient, i.e., whether students benefiting most from the programs ...

    2022| Laura Schmitz
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    Centre-Based Care and Parenting Activities

    We examine the relationship between parenting activities and centre-based care using time diary and survey data for mothers in Germany. While mothers using centre-based care spend significantly less time in the presence of their child, we find that differences in the time spent on specific activities such as reading, talking, and playing with the child are relatively small or zero. The pattern of results ...

    In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 84 (2022), 6, S. 1356-1379 | Jonas Jessen, C. Katharina Spieß, Sevrin Waights
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    The Long-Run Effects of Sports Club Vouchers for Primary School Children

    Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. While small-scale experiments change behaviors among adults in the short-run, we know little about the effectiveness of large-scale policies or the longer-run impacts due to habit formation among children. To nudge primary school children into a long-term habit of exercising, the German state of Saxony distributed ...

    In: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 14 (2022), 3, S. 128-165 | Jan Marcus, Thomas Siedler, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
  • Personnel news

    Jonas Jessen has successfully defended his dissertation

    Jonas Jessen, who worked at the Education and Family department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Unintended Consequences and Spill-over Effects of Family Policies: Six Essays in Labour and Family Economics" was supervised by Prof. C. Katharina Spieß (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. ...

    16.11.2021
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Social Mobility and Economic Development

    We explore the role of social mobility as driver of economic development. First, we draw the geography of intergenerational mobility of education for 52 Latin American regions, as well as its evolution over time. Then, through a novel weighting procedure that considers the aggregate participation of cohorts to the economy in every year, we estimate the effect of changes in mobility on economic...

    28.05.2021| Guido Neidhöfer, ZEW
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