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  • Social Networks and Health Inequalities in Young and Middle Adulthood

    In this chapter we deal with the health and inequality aspects of networks from a psychological and sociological life span perspective. In doing so, we pay attention to the mutual interactions between health, social inequality, and networks in the context of biographical transitions that decisively shape the life course of adults. We focus exclusively on young and middle adulthood—here roughly defined ...

    In: Andreas Klärner, Markus Gamper, Sylvia Keim-Klärner, Irene Moor, Holger von der Lippe, Nico Vonneilich , Social Networks and Health Inequalities: A New Perspective for Research
    Cham: Springer
    | Holger von der Lippe, Olaf Reis
  • Data from the Panel Study ‘Refugees in the German Educational System (ReGES)’

    The study ‘Refugees in the German Educational System’ is a two-cohort panel addressing the integration of refugee children and adolescents into the German educational system. Data collection followed a multi-informant perspective as well as a multi-mode approach. It started at Wave 1 in January 2018 with a sample of 2,405 refugee children and 2,415 refugee adolescents. Participants were followed over ...

    In: Journal of Open Psychology Data 11 (2023), 1, 1 | Jutta von Maurice, Gisela Will
  • Decomposing intersectional inequalities in subjective physical and mental health by sex, gendered practices and immigration status in a representative panel study from Germany

    Background: The mapping of immigration-related health inequalities remains challenging, since immigrant populations constitute a heterogenous socially constructed group whose health experiences differ by social determinants of health. In spite of the increasing awareness that population mobility and its effects on health are highly gendered, an explicit gender perspective in epidemiology is often lacking ...

    In: BMC Public Health 22 (2022), 1, 683 | Lisa Wandschneider, Céline Miani, Oliver Razum
  • Can worker codetermination stabilize democracies? Works councils and satisfaction with democracy in Germany

    Many citizens are relatively dissatisfied with the democratic regimes they live in, which can be a threat to political stability. This paper reports empirical evidence that workers in firms with works councils are on average significantly more satisfied with the democracy as it exists in Germany than workers in firms without such a participatory workplace institution. This result holds in regressions ...

    Lüneburg: Leuphana University Lüneburg, Institute of Economics, 2023,
    (University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics No. 420)
    | Christian Pfeifer
  • The Reduction of Working Hours as an Innovation for Global Labor Governance: A Quantitative Analysis on Working Hours and Gender Equality

    The reduction of weekly working hours can lead to more gender equality on household level. In mixed-sex, two-adult households, the working hours of each household member have a significant effect on gender equality relevant variables. This was elaborated with a cross-sectional analysis of 2019 German Socio-Economic Panel data using OLS regressions with instrumental variables. Working hours have a strong ...

    Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 2023,
    (Arbeitspapiere des Osteuropa-Instituts der Freien Universität Berlin, Arbeitsbereich Politik 87/2023)
    | Jana Pfenning
  • The intangible costs of overweight and obesity in Germany

    Background: Previous literature documents the direct and indirect economic costs of obesity, yet none has attempted to quantify the intangible costs of obesity. This study focuses on quantifying the intangible costs of one unit body mass index (BMI) increase and being overweight and obese in Germany. Methods: By applying a life satisfaction-based compensation value analysis to 2002–2018 German Socio-Economic ...

    In: Health Economics Review 13 (2023), 1, 14 | Fan Meng, Peng Nie, Alfonso Sousa-Poza
  • The Effect of Compulsory Schooling on Vaccination against COVID and Influenza

    Wir untersuchen die Auswirkungen von Bildung auf die Impfung gegen COVID und Influenza in Deutschland und Europa. Unsere Identifikationsstrategie nutzt Änderungen in Pflichtschulzeiten aus und ermöglicht die Schätzung lokaler Treatmenteffekte für Personen im Alter zwischen 59 und 91 Jahren. Wir finden keinen signifikanten Effekt eines zusätzlichen Jahres an Schulbildung auf den Impfstatus in Deutschland. ...

    Essen: Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI), 2023,
    (Ruhr Economic Papers #1011)
    | Daniel Monsees, Hendrik Schmitz
  • Cognitive Reflection and 2D:4D: Evidence from a Large Population Sample

    Bosch-Domènech et al. (2014) reported a negative association between 2D:4D, a suggested marker of prenatal testosterone exposure, and the Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT) in a sample of 623 university students. In this pre-registered study, we test whether we can replicate their findings in a general population sample of over 2,500 individuals from Germany. We find no statistically significant association ...

    Berlin: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), 2023,
    (WZB Discussion Paper SP II 2023-201)
    | Levent Neyse, Frank M. Fossen, Magnus Johannesson, Anna Dreber
  • A Framework for the Estimation of Disaggregated Statistical Indicators Using Tree-Based Machine Learning Methods

    The thesis combines four papers that introduce a coherent framework based on MERFs for the estimation of spatially disaggregated economic and inequality indicators and associated uncertainties. Chapter 1 focusses on flexible domain prediction using MERFs. We discuss characteristics of semi-parametric point and uncertainty estimates for domain-specific means. Extensive model- and design-based simulations ...

    2022, | Patrick Krennmair
  • Conflict intensity in the region of birth increases religiosity among refugees

    Do violent conflicts increase religiosity? This study draws on evidence from a large-scale survey on refugees in Germany linked with data on time-varying conflict intensity in refugees’ birth regions prior to the survey interview. The results show that the greater the number of conflict-induced fatalities in the period before the interview, the more often refugees pray. The relationship between conflict ...

    (SocArXiv Papers)
    | Frank van Tubergen, Yuliya Kosyakova, Agnieszka Kanas
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