Projects of the Research Group Inequality and Public Policy

  1. Project // 01.10.2018 – 30.11.2019

    Do All-Day Primary Schools Contribute to Maternal Labor Supply?

    Compared to other industrialized countries maternal labor supply in Germany is low, i.e. in terms of participation and because a large share of mothers is working parttime.
    An important determinant of maternal…

  2. Project // 01.10.2018 – 30.09.2019

    Understanding Public Attitudes and Political Preferences in the Context of Automatization of the Labor Force

    The increased use of automation and digitization at the work place is an important part of the public and academic debate on the future role of work in modern societies and potential reforms of the welfare state.

  3. Project // 01.09.2018 – 31.08.2019

    MannheimTaxation – Causal Effects of Private Versus Public Health Insurance

    The objective of this research project – which is financed by the Leibniz- ScienceCampus MannheimTaxation – is to study the causal effect of the type of health insurance (private vs public) on different health…

  4. Project // 01.08. – 31.12.2018

    Mikrosimulation von Reformszenarien zur finanziellen Entlastung von Geringverdienern

    Das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) hat als Teil des Rah-menvertrags „Ökonomische Bewertung verschiedener Reformoptionen im deutschen Steuer- und Transfersystem“ das Zentrum für Europäische…

  5. Project // 01.07. – 30.09.2018

    Arbeitsangebotseffekte einer Reform des Kinderzuschlags

    Diese Expertise untersucht im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend zwei Varianten für eine Reform des Kinderzuschlags, die auf eine Stärkung der Arbeitsanreize zielen. …

  6. Project // 01.03.2018 – 15.12.2020

    Fiscal and Individual Returns to Education

    The project examines individual and fiscal returns to education. The project has two sections. Section one analyses the relationship between educational background and unemployment, employment, and hours of work,…

  7. Project // 01.03. – 31.08.2018

    Do in-Kind Benefits Reach Children?

    This project studies to what extent children benefit from (unconditional) cash transfers to families. In a first step, theoretical arguments for and against cash transfers (vs. in-kind benefits) and the existing…

  8. Project // 01.06.2017 – 31.05.2019

    Options to Reform the German Tax and Transfer System

    In order to predict the economic, fiscal and socio-political consequences of reform proposals concerning taxes, contributions, and benefits, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has signed a…

  9. Project // 01.05.2017 – 31.12.2020

    Costs and Returns from Changing the Field of Study and Dropping out of University

    The research project "Analyses of costs and returns to subject change and university dropout" (AKEFS) examined select causes and economic consequences of changing the field of study or leaving university without…