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  • Diskussionspapiere 1600 / 2016

    Peer Effects in Parental Leave Decisions

    This paper analyzes to what extent parental leave decisions of mothers with young children depend on the decisions made by their coworkers. The identification of peer effects, which are defined as indirect effects of the behavior of a social reference group on individual outcomes, bears various challenges due to correlated characteristics within social groups and endogenous group membership. We overcome ...

    2016| Clara Welteke, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Diskussionspapiere 1603 / 2016

    The Family Working Time Model - Toward More Gender Equality in Work and Care

    Since the millennium, the labor market participation of women and mothers is increasing across European countries. Several work/care policy measures underlie this evolution. At the same time, the labor market behavior of men and fathers, as well as their involvement in care work, is relatively unchanging, meaning that employed mothers are facing an increased burden with respect to gainful employment ...

    2016| Kai-Uwe Müller, Michael Neumann, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 3 / 2016

    Corporate Boards of Large Companies: More Momentum Needed for Gender Parity

    Germany’s large corporations still have a long way to go before achieving balanced representation of men and women on their boards. At the end of 2015, the share of women on the executive boards of the top 200 companies in Germany was a good six percent, an increase of less than one percentage point over 2014. The share of women on the supervisory boards of these top 200 companies was almost 20 percent ...

    2016| Elke Holst, Anja Kirsch
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 3 / 2016

    Higher Shares of Women on Corporate Boards Still a Long Way Off: Eight Questions to Elke Holst

  • DIW Economic Bulletin 3 / 2016

    Financial Sector: Share of Women on Corporate Boards Increases Slightly but Men Still Call the Shots

    In 2015, the share of women in the top decision-making bodies of the financial sector increased once again but men remain in the overwhelming majority and thus continue to call the shots. At the end of 2015, women made up just under eight percent of executive board members of the 100 largest banks in Germany. The corresponding figure for the 59 largest insurance companies was a good nine percent. In ...

    2016| Elke Holst, Anja Kirsch
  • Diskussionspapiere 1593 / 2016

    Couple's Labor Supply, Taxes, and the Division of Housework in a Gender-Neutral Lab

    We use a lab-in-the-field experiment to investigate intra-couple labor supply decisions and the division of housework under individual and joint income taxation systems. In order to eliminate problems of endogenous intra-couple time use decisions, we exogenously varied not only the taxation system but also the intra-couple roles of primary and secondary earners. Using work effort as a proxy for labor ...

    2016| Melanie Schröder, Norma Burow
  • Research Project

    Female labor supply and fertility in times of demographic change (FemLab)

    Current Project| Public Economics, Gender Economics
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 40 / 2015

    Towards a Gender Quota

    In 2016, a fixed gender quota will come into force in Germany, affecting the supervisory boards of listed companies that also have employee representation (full codetermination).1 By as early as September 30, 2015, however, all companies will be obliged to set a self-imposed target quota – even companies that meet just one of these criteria; i.e., either listed or subject to codetermination. A variety ...

    2015| Norma Schmitt
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 40 / 2015

    I Find the Term "Quota Woman" Unobjective: Eight Questions to Norma Schmitt

  • Externe Monographien

    Gender Identity and Women's Supply of Labor and Non-Market Work: Panel Data Evidence for Germany

    This paper aims to verify results of the innovative study on gender identity for the USA by Bertrand et al. (2015) for Germany. They found that women who would earn more than their husbands distort their labor market outcome in order not to violate traditional gender identity norms. Using data from the German Socio-economic Panel Study we also find that the distribution of the share of income earned ...

    Bonn: IZA, 2015, 46 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 9471)
    | Anna Wieber, Elke Holst
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