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    Teleworking and Life Satisfaction during COVID-19: the Importance of Family Structure

    We carry out a difference-in-differences analysis of a real-time survey conducted as part of the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) survey and show that teleworking had a negative average effect on life satisfaction over the first 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic. This average effect hides considerable heterogeneity, reflecting gender-role asymmetries: lower life satisfaction is found only for unmarried ...

    In: Journal of Population Economics 37 (2024), 8, 24 S. | Claudia Senik, Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D’Ambrosio, Anthony Lepinteur, Carsten Schröder
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    Life Events and Life Satisfaction: Estimating Effects of Multiple Life Events in Combined Models

    How do life events affect life satisfaction? Previous studies focused on a single event or separate analyses of several events.However, life events are often grouped non-randomly over the lifespan, occur in close succession, and are causally linked,raising the question of how to best analyze them jointly. Here, we used representative German data (SOEP; N = 40,121individuals; n = 41,402 event occurrences) ...

    In: European Journal of Personality (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-02-08] | Michael D. Krämer, Julia M. Rohrer, Richard E. Lucas, David Richter
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    Housing and Health: A Multidimensional, Qualitative Analysis of the Experiences of Asylum Seekers and Refugees Living in German Reception Centres

    Objectives Housing is an important social determinant of health, but the perspectives of asylum seekers and refugees (ASR) in large, centralised reception centres remain under-researched. We therefore sought to examine which housing aspects in reception centres are deemed relevant for health by ASR in Germany.MethodsBased on 47 interviews with 42 ASR in Germany originating from three different studies, ...

    In: SSM - Qualitative Research in Health 5 (2024), 100407, 10 S. | Eilin Rast, Maren Hintermeier, Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Louise Biddle
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    Exploring Contextual Effects of Post-migration Housing Environment on Mental Health of Asylum Seekers and Refugees: A Crosssectional, Population-Based, Multi-Level Analysis in a German Federal State

    Asylum seekers and refugees (ASR) in Germany are dispersed quasi-randomly to state provided,collective accommodation centres. We aimed to analyse contextual effects of post-migration housing environment on their mental health. We drew a balanced random sample of 54 from 1 938 accommodation centres with 70 634 ASR in Germany’s 3rd largest federal state. Individual-level data on depression and anxiety ...

    In: PLoS Global Public Health 3 (2023), 12, e0001755, 17 S. | Amir Mohsenpour, Louise Biddle, Kayvan Bozorgmehr
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    Heteroskedastic Proxy Vector Autoregressions: An Identification-Robust Test for Time-Varying Impulse Responses in the Presence of Multiple Proxies

    We propose a test for time-varying impulse responses in heteroskedastic structural vector autoregressions that can be used when the shocks are identified by external proxy variables as a group but not necessarily individually. The test is robust to the identification scheme for identifying the shocks individually and can be used even if the shocks are not identified individually. The asymptotic analysis ...

    In: Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control 161 (2024), 104837, 15 S. | Martin Bruns, Helmut Lütkepohl
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    Rent Control Effects through the Lens of Empirical Research: An Almost Complete Review of the Literature

    Rent control is a highly debated social policy that has been omnipresent since World War I. Since the 2010s, it is experiencing a true renaissance, for many cities and countries facing chronic housing shortages are desperately looking for solutions, directing their attention to controling housing rents and other restrictive policies. Is rent control useful or does it create more damage than utility? ...

    In: Journal of Housing Economics (2024), 101983, im Ersch. [online first: 2024-02-20] | Konstantin A. Kholodilin
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    Education and Pandemic SARS-CoV-2 Infections in the German Working Population: The Mediating Role of Working from Home

    Objectives SARS-CoV-2 infections were unequally distributed during the pandemic, with those in disadvantaged socioeconomic positions being at higher risk. Little is known about the underlying mechanism of this association. This study assessed to what extent educational differences in SARS-CoV-2 infections were mediated by working from home.Methods We used data of the German working population derived ...

    In: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-02-12] | Benjamin Wachtler, Florian Beese, Ibrahim Demirer, Sebastian Haller, Timo-Kolja Pförtner, Morten Wahrendorf, Markus M Grabka, Jens Hoebel
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    Working Memory and Fluid Intelligence Are Differentially Related to Categories of Urban Fabric in Older Adults: Results from the Berlin Aging Study

    Urbanization is Globally increasing at a rapid rate but its consequences for mental health, including cognitivefunctioning, are not well understood. In particular, little is known about the effects of different morphologicalfeatures associated with urban development, such as variations in the densities of urban fabric (i.e., degrees ofground sealing). We investigated associations of episodic memory, ...

    In: Journal of Environmental Psychology 93 (2024), 102224, 9 S. | Anna Mascherek, Sandra Düzel, Peter Eibich,, Christian Krekel, Jan Goebel, Jürgen Gallinat, Gert G. Wagner, Ulman Lindenberger, Simone Kühn
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    Change in Personal Culture over the Life Course

    Prior literature finds stability in personal culture, such as attitudes and values, in individuals’ life courses using short-running panel data. This work has concluded that lasting change in personal culture is rare after formative early years. This conclusion conflicts with a growing body of evidence for changes in personal culture after significant life course transitions, drawing on long-running ...

    In: American Sociological Review 88 (2023), 2, S. 220–251 | Philipp M. Lersch
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    Sexual Jokes and Conversations at the Workplace and Their Relation to Employee Well-Being: Results from a Longitudinal Study

    Ambient social sexual behaviour at work refers to sexual jokes and conversations at the workplace. Prior cross-sectional studies indicate that this behaviour is relatively widespread and tends to be associated with negative well-being. We revisit this research by investigating the outcomes of sexual jokes and conversations at work after 1 year in a comparatively large employee sample. The perceived ...

    In: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-01-22] | Sabine Hommelhoff, David Richter, Susanne Scheibe
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    To Diversify or Not? The Link between Global Sourcing of ICT Goods And Firm Performance

    We analyse variation in firm performance as a function of the international diversification of ICT imports by firms. Drawing on administrative data from 2010 and 2014 on nearly 4000 German manufacturing firms, we find that firms with ICT sourcing that is diversified across multiple countries perform better than similar, less-diversified firms. This finding holds true for two performance metrics (value ...

    In: Economics of Innovation and New Technology (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-02-02] | Alexander Schiersch, Irene Bertschek, Thomas Niebel
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    Equipping the Offline Population with Internet Access in an Online Panel: Does It Make a Difference?

    Online panel surveys are often criticized for their inability to cover the offline population, potentially resulting in coverage error. Previous research has demonstrated that non-internet users in fact differ from online individuals on several sociodemographic characteristics. In attempts to reduce coverage error due to missing the offline population, several probability-based online panels equip ...

    In: Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology 12 (2024), 1. S. 80-93 | Ruben Bach, Carina Cornesse, Jessica Daikeler
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    Testing Marx: Capital Accumulation, Income Inequality, and Socialism in Late Nineteenth-Century Germany

    We study the dynamics of capital accumulation, income inequality, capital concentration, and voting up to 1914. Based on new panel data for Prussian regions, we re-evaluate the famous Revisionism Debate between orthodox Marxists and their critics. We show that changes in capital accumulation led to a rise in the capital share and income inequality, as predicted by orthodox Marxists. But against their ...

    In: The Review of Economics and Statistics (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2023-03-15] | Charlotte Bartels, Felix Kersting, Nikolaus Wolf
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    The Long Reach of Class Origin on Financial Investments and Net Worth

    In this study, we argue that parents’ class position may influence the type and timing of their offspring's investments in financial assets. These investments may facilitate net worth accumulation beyond direct transfers, contributing to the intergenerational reproduction of social positions. We test these expectations using retrospective life history and prospective panel data for 14 countries from ...

    In: Acta Sociologica 66 (2023), 2, S. 210-230 | Philipp M. Lersch, Olaf Groh-Samberg
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    Chronic Disease Onset and Wellbeing Development: Longitudinal Analysis and the Role of Healthcare Access

    Background Experiencing the onset of a chronic disease is a serious health event impacting living conditions and wellbeing. Investigating wellbeing development and its predictors is crucial to understand how individuals adapt to chronic illnesses. This study (i) analyzed the impact of a chronic disease on wellbeing development, and (ii) explored spatial healthcare access as potential moderating factor. ...

    In: European Journal of Public Health (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-10-06] | Barbara Stacherl, Odile Sauzet
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    Cohort profile: Genetic data in the German Socio-Economic Panel Innovation Sample (SOEP-G)

    The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) serves a global research community by providing representative annual longitudinal data of respondents living in private households in Germany. The dataset offers a valuable life course panorama, encompassing living conditions, socioeconomic status, familial connections, personality traits, values, preferences, health, and well-being. To amplify research opportunities ...

    In: PloS one 18 (2023), 11, e0294896, 23 S. | Philipp D. Koellinger, Aysu Okbay, Hyeokmoon Kweon, Annemarie Schweinert, Richard Karlsson Linnér, Jan Goebel, David Richter, Lisa Reiber, Bettina Maria Zweck, Daniel W. Belsky,0 Pietro Biroli, Rui Mata, Elliot M. Tucker-Drob, K. Paige Harden, Gert G. Wagner, Ralph Hertwig
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    First Time around: Local Conditions and Multi-dimensional Integration of Refugees

    We study the effect of local unemployment and attitudes towards immigrants at the time of arrival onrefugees’ multi-dimensional integration outcomes. We leverage a centralized allocation policy in Germanywhere refugees were centrally assigned to live in specific counties. To measure sentiments of native residentstowards immigrants, we use geo-coded Twitter data, which provides our ‘‘negative sentiment ...

    In: Journal of Urban Economics 137 (2023), 103588, 15 S. | Cevat Giray Aksoy, Panu Poutvaara, Felicitas Schikora
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    Context, Health and Migration: A Systematic Review of Natural Experiments

    Background Migration health research pays little attention to the places into which people migrate. Studies on healtheffects of contextual factors are often limited because of the ability of individuals to self-select their environment, butnatural experiments may allow for the causal effect of contexts to be examined. The objective was to synthesise theevidence on contextual health effects from natural ...

    In: EClinicalMedicine 64 (2023), 102206, 26 S. | Louise Biddle, Maren Hintermeier, Diogo Costa, Zahia Wasko, Kayvan Bozorgmehr
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    Effect of Area-Level Socioeconomic Deprivation on Mental and Physical Health: A Longitudinal Natural Experiment among Refugees in Germany

    Existing studies on contextual health effects struggle to account for compositional bias, limiting causal interpretation. We use refugee dispersal in Germany as a natural experiment to study the effect of area-level socioeconomic deprivation on mental and physical health, while considering the potential mediating role of neighbourhood characteristics. Refugees subject to dispersal (n = 1466) are selected ...

    In: SSM - Population Health 25 (2024), 101596, 11 S. | Louise Biddle, Kayvan Bozorgmehr
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    Parents' Life Satisfaction Prior to and Following Preterm Birth

    The current study tested whether the reported lower wellbeing of parents after preterm birth, relative to term birth, is a continuation of a pre-existing difference before pregnancy. Parents from Germany (the German Socio-Economic Panel Study, N = 10,649) and the United Kingdom (British Household Panel Study and Understanding Society, N = 11,012) reported their new-born’s birthweight and gestational ...

    In: Scientific Reports 13 (2023), 21233, 10 S. | Robert Eves, Nicole Baumann, Ayten Bilgin, Daniel Schnitzlein, David Richter, Dieter Wolke, Sakari Lemola
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