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  • DIW Weekly Report 38 / 2020

    Mothers in Eastern and Western Germany: Employment Rates and Attitudes Are Converging, Full-Time Employment is Not

    Work and family life arrangements differed greatly between the east and west before German reunification in 1990. Since reunification, however, the employment rates of mothers with children requiring childcare have converged. This trend is accompanied by a growing approval of maternal employment, especially in western Germany. However, differences in actual working hours remain. Mothers in the east ...

    2020| Denise Barth, Jonas Jessen, C. Katharina Spieß, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Externe Monographien

    Essays on Gender Pay Gaps and Wealth Concentration

    Diese Dissertation besteht aus vier unabhängigen Kapiteln. Während sich die ersten drei Kapitel mit unterschiedlichen Gründen für den Gender Pay Gap auseinandersetzen, fokussiert sich das letzte Kapitel auf das obere Ender der Vermögensverteilung. Kapitel 1 befasst sich mit der Frage, warum einige Berufe große und andere nur geringe Gender Pay Gaps aufweisen und, ob dies mit den Berufsmerkmalen zusammenhängt. ...

    Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2020, 178 S. | Aline Zucco
  • SOEPpapers 1070 / 2020

    Selection into Employment and the Gender Wage Gap across the Distribution and over Time

    Using quantile regression methods, this paper analyses the gender wage gap across the wage distribution and over time (1990-2014), while controlling for changing sample selection into full-time employment. Our findings show that the selection-corrected gender wage gap is much larger than the one observed in the data, which is mainly due to large positive selection of women into full-time employment. ...

    2020| Patricia Gallego Granados, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Job Displacement, Family Dynamics and Spousal Labor Supply

    We study the effectiveness of intrahousehold insurance among married couples when the husband loses his job due to a mass layoff or plant closure. Empirical results based on Austrian administrative data show that husbands suffer persistent employment and earnings losses, while wives' labor supply increases moderately due to extensive margin responses. Wives' earnings gains recover only a tiny fraction ...

    In: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 12 (2020), 4, S. 253-287 | Martin Halla, Julia Schmieder, Andrea Weber
  • Diskussionspapiere 1847 / 2020

    Parental Leave Reform and Long-Run Earnings of Mothers

    Paid parental leave schemes have been shown to increase women's employment rates but decrease their wages in case of extended leave durations. In view of these potential trade-offs, many countries are discussing the optimal design of parental leave policies. We analyze the impact of a major parental leave reform on mothers' long-term earnings. The 2007 German parental leave reform replaced a means-tested ...

    2020| Corinna Frodermann, Katharina Wrohlich, Aline Zucco
  • DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2020

    More Women on Supervisory Boards: Increasing Indications that the Effect of the Gender Quota Extends to Executive Boards

    The statutory gender quota for supervisory boards is effective: the proportion of women on supervisory boards has increased over the past years, especially in the companies subject to the quota. But is the quota creating trickle-down effects for executive boards? As the second part of the DIW Berlin Women Executives Barometer, this report analyzes whether a relationship between the growth of the proportion ...

    2020| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2020

    Boards of Major German Companies Are Gradually Changing: Editorial

    2020| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2020

    Proportion of Women on Top-Decision Making Bodies of Large Companies Increasing, Except on Supervisory Boards in the Financial Sector

    The share of women on executive boards of large companies in Germany has increased somewhat more strongly than in previous years. The top 200 companies reached the ten percent mark for the first time: women held 14 more board positions than in the previous year, 94 out of 907. Growth was also somewhat more dynamic on the executive boards of the largest listed companies and companies with government- ...

    2020| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Research Project

    The gender wage gap and the role of policy: Analyzing patterns over time, over the life cycle and across the wage distribution

    The gender wage gap is a persistent and pervasive phenomenon observable in virtually all countries. It has strong implications for a society since it is one main driver of inequality in a country. Therefore, there exists an active public debate and an important academic literature that describes and quantifies the gender wage gap, analyses the reasons for this gap and discusses potential policy...

    Current Project| Gender Economics, Public Economics
  • Weekly Report

    Strong Correlation between Large Gender Pay Gaps and Non-Linear Pay in Certain Occupations

    by Aline Zucco The gender pay gap of 21 percent in Germany is partly due to the fact that men and women work in different occupations. However, considerable pay gaps between men and women can also be observed within occupations, although the gap is not constant across occupations. In particular, there is a substantial gender pay gap in occupations with non-linear earnings, i.e. earnings increase non-linearly ...

    11.03.2019| Aline Zucco
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