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Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Culture, Children and Couple Gender Inequality

This paper examines how culture determines within-couple gender inequality. Exploiting the setting of Germany's division and reunification, I compare child penalties of couples socialised in a more gender-egalitarian culture to those in a gender-traditional culture. The long-run penalty on the female income share is 30.9% in West German couples, compared to 18.3% in East German...

17.02.2021| Jonas Jessen
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

New Frontiers: The Origins and Content of New Work, 1940-2018

08.02.2021| Anna Salomons, Utrecht University
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Responses to unexpected and permanent changes in pension income

For the design of pension reform it is crucial to disentangle the employment effects related to the substitution and the income effect. In this paper we provide causal evidence about the importance of the income effect which in general has been assumed to be small or non-existent. We exploit a pension reform in Germany that raised pension benefits related to children. For...

03.02.2021| Sebastian Becker
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Informal care, work and retirement - choices in conflict? A structural model

This paper estimates a structural dynamic discrete choice model on parental care provision, retirement and labor supply. We want to estimate the dynamic consequences of providing informal care or organizing formal care for care dependent parents. While there might be negative long term consequences on wages and retirement benefits, agents might respond to incentives in the long term care...

13.01.2021| Björn Fischer
Research Project

Rationality and Competition: The Economic Performance of Individuals and Firms

Current Project| Public Economics, German Socio-Economic Panel study
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Public Good Provision and Local Employment: Evidence from Grammar School Closures in East Germany

This paper assesses the impact of public good provision on the spatial distribution of employment as predicted by a local labor market model that allows for commuting. Using local grammar school closures in East Germany after 2000 in a difference-in-differences estimation framework coupled with an entropy balancing strategy, we find that the school closures triggered a decline in the number of (employed) ...

In: Regional Science & Urban Economics 88 (2021), 103672, 18 S. | Ronny Freier, Martin Simmler, Christian Wittrock
Diskussionspapiere 1985 / 2021

The Effects of an Increase in the Retirement Age on Health: Evidence from Administrative Data

This study analyzes the causal effect of an increase in the retirement age on health. We exploit a sizable cohort-specific pension reform for women using two complementary empirical approaches - a Regression Discontinuity Design and a Difference-in- Differences approach. The analysis is based on official records covering all individuals insured by the public health system in Germany and including all ...

2021| Mara Barschkett, Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid
Diskussionspapiere 1978 / 2021

Early Retirement of Employees in Demanding Jobs: Evidence from a German Pension Reform

Early retirement options are usually targeted at employees at risk of not reaching their regular retirement age in employment. An important at-risk group comprises employees who have worked in demanding jobs for many years. This group may be particularly negatively affected by the abolition of early retirement options. To measure differences in labor market reactions of employees in low- and high-demand ...

2021| Johannes Geyer, Svenja Lorenz, Thomas Zwick, Mona Bruns
DIW Weekly Report 44/45 / 2021

Need for Long-Term Care Depends on Social Standing

The poor have a significantly shorter life expectancy than the wealthy. Using data from the Socio-Economic Panel, this Weekly Report shows that poorer people become in need of care earlier in life and more often. In addition, blue-collar workers have a higher risk of requiring care than civil servants, as do people with high job strain compared to those with low job strain. The risk of dependence on ...

2021| Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Hannes Kröger, Maximilian Schaller
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Fertility as a Driver of Maternal Employment

Based on findings from high-income countries, typically economists hypothesize that having more children unambiguously decreases the time mothers spend in the labor market. Few studies on lower-income countries, in which low household wealth, informal child care, and informal employment opportunities prevail, find mixed results. Using Mexican census data, I do not find evidence for negative employment ...

In: Labour Economics 72 (2021), 102048, 16 S. | Julia Schmieder
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