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Diskussionspapiere 1015 / 2010

Does Employer Learning Vary by Occupation?

Models in which employers learn about the productivity of young workers, such as Altonji and Pierret (2001), have two principal implications: First, the distribution of wages becomes more dispersed as a cohort of workers gains experience; second, the coefficient on a variable that employers initially do not observe, such as the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score, grows with experience. If ...

2010| Hani Mansour
SOEPpapers 293 / 2010

Changes in the Gender Wage Gap in Germany during a Period of Rising Wage Inequality 1999-2006: Was it Discrimination in the Returns to Human Capital?

In this article I analyze the changes in the gender wage gap in the western region, eastern region and in reunified Germany during the period 1999 - 2006. I use data from the German Socio-Economic Panel and implement two alternative decomposition methodologies; the Juhn, Murphy and Pierce (1991) decomposition, and a methodology that totally differences the Oaxaca-Blinder (1973) decomposition, found ...

2010| Usamah Fayez Al-Farhan
SOEPpapers 230 / 2009

Children, Happiness and Taxation

Empirical analyses on the determinants of life satisfaction often include the impact of the number of children variable among controls without fully discriminating between its two (socio-relational and pecuniary) components. In our empirical analysis on the German Socioeconomic Panel we show that, when introducing household income without correction for the number of members, the pecuniary effect prevails ...

2009| Leonardo Becchetti, Elena Giachin Ricca, Alessandra Pelloni
Monographien

Can Child Care Policy Encourage Employment and Fertility? Evidence from a Structural Model

Bonn: IZA, 2009, 30 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 4503)
| Peter Haan, Katharina Wrohlich
SOEPpapers 137 / 2008

Regional Measures of Human Capital in the European Union

The accumulation of the human capital stock plays a key role to explain the macroeconomic performance across regions. However, despite the strong theoretical support for this claim, empirical evidence has been not very convincing, probably because of the low quality of the data. This paper provides a robustness analysis of alternative measures of human capital available at the level of EU NUTS1 and ...

2008| Christian Dreger, Georg Erber, Daniela Glocker
Externe referierte Aufsätze

The Impact of Child and Maternal Health Indicators on Female Labor Force Participation after Childbirth: Evidence for Germany

This paper analyzes the influence of child health and maternal physical and mental health on female labor force participation after childbirth in Germany. Our analysis is based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study, which enables us to measure child health based on the occurrence of severe health problems including mental and physical disabilities, hospitalizations, and preterm ...

In: Journal of Comparative Family Studies 40 (2009), 1, S. 119-138 | C. Katharina Spieß, Annalena Dunkelberg
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 1997

Gender Differences in Poverty and its Duration: An Analysis of Germany and Great Britain

1997| Elisabetta Ruspini
Monographien

European Mothers' Time Spent Looking after Children: Differences and Similarities across 9 Countries

Colchester [u.a.]: EPAG, 2002, 34 S.
(EPAG Working Papers ; 31)
| Jutta M. Joesch, C. Katharina Spieß
SOEPpapers 13 / 2007

Educational Expansion and Its Heterogeneous Returns for Wage Workers

This paper examines the evolution of returns to education in the West German labour market over the last two decades. During this period, graduates from the period of educational expansion entered the labour market and an upgrading of the skill structure took place. In order to tackle the issues of endogeneity of schooling and its heterogeneous returns we apply two estimation methods: Wooldridge's ...

2007| Michael Gebel, Friedhelm Pfeiffer
SOEPpapers 7 / 2007

The Impact of Child and Maternal Health Indicators on Female Labor Force Participation after Childbirth: Evidence from Germany

This paper analyzes the influence of children's health and mothers' physical and mental wellbeing on female labor force participation after childbirth in Germany. Our analysis uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study, which enables us to measure children's health based on the occurrence of severe health problems including mental and physical disabilities, hospitalizations, and preterm ...

2007| Annalena Dunkelberg, C. Katharina Spieß
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