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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
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Health Effects of Prenatal and Infancy Home Visiting Programs by Nurses: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

Home visiting programmes are increasingly being implemented across the globe to help vulnerable families with young children, however longer-term experimental evidence on their health impacts on both parents and children is scarce. In this paper we study the medium-term health impacts of a randomized control trial to evaluate the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), one of the oldest home visitation...

19.02.2021| Gabriella Conti, University College London
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Call for Papers: CIDER-LERN Conference 2021

The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN), and the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) are delighted to invite you to the CIDER-LERN Conference 2021. The conference will bring together scholars from various disciplines to discuss findings as ...

02.02.2021| C. Katharina Spieß
Monographien

Causes and Consequences of Educational Attainment and Household Decisions: Six Essays in Applied Microeconomics

Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 2021, XXVII, 346 S. | Jan Berkes
SOEPpapers 1152 / 2021

Does Grandparenting Pay off for the Next Generations? Intergenerational Effects of Grandparental Care

Grandparents act as the third largest caregiver after parental care and daycare in Germany, as in many Western societies. Adopting a double-generation perspective, we investigate the causal impact of this care mode on children’s health, socio-emotional behavior, and school outcomes, as well as parental well-being. Based on representative German panel data sets, and exploiting arguably exogenous variations ...

2021| Mara Barschkett, C. Katharina Spiess, Elena Ziege
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Who Teaches the Teachers? A RCT of Peer-To-Peer Observation and Feedback in 181 Schools

This paper evaluates a widely used, low stakes, teacher peer-to-peer observation and feedback program under Randomized Control Trial (RCT) conditions. Half of 181 volunteer primary schools in England were randomly selected to participate in a two-year program in which three fourth and fifth grade teachers observed each other. We find that two cohorts of students taught by treated teachers perform no ...

In: Economics of Education Review 82 (2021), 102091, 18 S. | Richard Murphy, Felix Weinhardt, Gill Wyness
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The Effect of Early Childhood Education and Care Services on the Integration of Refugee Families

Devising appropriate policy measures to integrate refugees is high on the agenda of many governments. This paper focuses on the integration of families seeking asylum in Germany between 2013 and 2016. Exploiting regional differences in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services and dispersal policies as exogenous sources of variation, as well as controlling for local level heterogeneity that ...

In: Labour Economics 72 (2021), 102053, 15 S. | Ludovica Gambaro, Guido Neidhöfer, C. Katharina Spiess
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COVID-19 Associated Contact Restrictions in Germany: Marked Decline in Children’s Outpatient Visits for Infectious Diseases without Increasing Visits for Mental Health Disorders

Children have a low risk for severe COVID-19 infections, but indirect consequences of the pandemic may affect their health. We evaluated nationwide data on children’s outpatient visits before and during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. Data from the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians for all children with statutory health insurance and at least one physician’s ...

In: Children 8 (2021), 9, 728, 9 S. | Mara Barschkett, Berthold Koletzko, C. Katharina Spiess
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Parental Well-Being in Times of Covid-19 in Germany

We examine the effects of Covid-19 and related restrictions on individuals with dependent children in Germany. We specifically focus on the role of day care center and school closures, which may be regarded as a “disruptive exogenous shock” to family life. We make use of a novel representative survey of parental well-being collected in May and June 2020 in Germany, when schools and day care centers ...

In: Review of Economics of the Household 19 (2021), 1, S. 91-122 | Sevrin Waights, C. Katharina Spiess, Gert G. Wagner, Nico A. Siegel, Mathias Huebener
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