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Cohort Profile: Genetic data in the German Socio-Economic Panel Innovation Sample (Gene-SOEP)

The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) serves a global research community by providing representative annual longitudinal data of private households in Germany. The sample provides a detailed life course perspective based on a rich collection of information about living conditions, socio-economic status, family relationships, personality, values, preferences, and health. We collected genetic data from ...

Woodbury, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2021, 34 S.
(bioRxiv Preprint)
| 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 Wagner, Ralph Hertwig

Germany’s Low Sars-Cov-2 Seroprevalence Confirms Effective Containment in 2020: Results of the Nationwide RKI-SOEP Study

Pre-vaccine SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence data from Germany are scarce outside hotspots, andsocioeconomic disparities remained largely unexplored. The nationwide RKI-SOEP study with 15,122adult participants investigated seroprevalence and testing in a supplementary wave of the Socio-Economic-Panel conducted predominantly in October-November 2020. Self-collected oral-nasalswabs were PCR-positive in 0.4% ...

Berlin: RKI, 2021, 26 S.
(medRxiv Preprint)
| Hannelore Neuhauser, Angelika Schaffrath Rosario, Hans Butschalowsky, Sebastian Haller, Jens Hoebel, Janine Michel, Andreas Nitsche, Christina Poethko-Muller, Franziska Prutz, Martin Schlaud, Hans W. Steinhauer, Hendrik Wilking, Lothar H. Wieler, Lars Schaade, Stefan Liebig, Antje Goswald, Markus M. Grabka, Sabine Zinn, Thomas Ziese
Diskussionspapiere 2007 / 2022

COVID-19 Lockdown Compliance, Financial Stress, and Acceleration in Technology Adoption in Rural Uganda

We examine the medium-term impact of COVID-19 for financial well-being and technology adoption in a low-income country. The analysis is based on regionally representative panel data consisting of 1,975 micro-entrepreneurs from rural Uganda. Using a LASSO approach, we first show that several business characteristics predict longer business shutdown due to COVID-19, including running a service business. ...

2022| Jana Hamdan, Yuanwei Xu
SOEPpapers 1146 / 2021

Buying Control? 'Locus of Control' and the Uptake of Supplementary Health Insurance

This paper analyses the relationship between locus of control (LOC) and the demand for supplementary health insurance. Drawing on longitudinal data from Germany, we find robust evidence that individuals having an internal LOC are more likely to take up supplementary private health insurance (SUPP). The increase in the probability to have a SUPP due to one standard deviation increase in the measure ...

2021| Eric Bonsang, Joan Costa-Font, Sonja DeNew
Diskussionspapiere 1971 / 2021

Face Mask Use and Physical Distancing before and after Mandatory Masking: No Evidence on Risk Compensation in Public Waiting Lines

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the introduction of mandatory face mask usage triggered a heated debate. A major point of debate is whether community use of masks creates a false sense of security that would diminish physical distancing, counteracting any potential direct benefit from masking. We conducted a randomized field experiment in Berlin, Germany, to investigate how masks affect distancing and ...

2021| Gyula Seres, Anna Balleyer, Nicola Cerutti, Jana Friedrichsen, Müge Süer
Diskussionspapiere 1958 / 2021

Physician Effects in Antibiotic Prescribing: Evidence from Physician Exits

Human antibiotic consumption is considered the main driver of antibiotic resistance. Reducing human antibiotic consumption without compromising health care quality poses one of the most important global health policy challenges. A crucial condition for designing effective policies is to identify who drives antibiotic treatment decisions, physicians or patient demand. We measure the causal effect of ...

2021| Shan Huang, Hannes Ullrich
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Mental Health Outcomes of Adults Born Very Preterm or with Very Low Birth Weight: A Systematic Review

Preterm birth research is poised to explore the mental health of adults born very preterm(VP;

In: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 25 (2020), 3, 101113, 15 S. | Rachel Robinson, Marius Lahti-Pulkkinen, Daniel D. Schnitzlein, Falk Voit, Polina Girchenko, Dieter Wolke, Sakari Lemola, Eero Kajantie, Kati Heinonen, Katri Räikkönen
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Is there Evidence for Ethnic Discrimination in the German Market for Health Care?

12.04.2021| Martin Halla (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
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Expectation Management of Policy Leaders: Evidence from COVID-19

This paper studies how the communication of political leaders affects the expectation formation of the public. Specifically, we examine the expectation management of the German government regarding COVID-19-related regulatory measures during the early phase of the pandemic. We elicit beliefs about the duration of these restrictions via a high-frequency survey of individuals, accompanied by an addi-tional ...

In: Journal of Public Economics 209 (2022), 104659, 26 S. | Peter Haan, Andreas Peichl, Annekatrin Schrenker, Georg Weizsäcker, Joachim Winter
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