The relationship between individual qualification and labour market success is analysed for women and men in France and Germany. Because on the one hand the educational systems and on the other hand the general conditions regarding the compatibility of family and work differ strongly between the two countries, the educational decisions and the employment behaviour of men and women are also expected to differ. A microeconometric analysis based on German and French individual data therefore sheds light on the determinants of education and employment in these countries and enables us to identify elements for a more efficient design of education and family policies in Germany.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Lauer, Charlotte (2003), Family background, cohort and education: A French-German comparison based on a multivariate ordered probit model of educational attainment, Labour Economics 10(2), 231-251.
Beblo, Miriam and Elke Wolf (2002), How much does a year off cost? Estimating the Wage Effects of Employment Breaks and Part-Time Periods, Cahiers Économique de Bruxelles 45(2), 191-217.
Articles in Non-Refereed Journals
Discussion and Working Papers
Lauer, Charlotte and Andrea Mühlenweg (2003), Employment of Mothers After Childbirth: A French-German Comparison, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 03-50, Mannheim. Download
Beblo, Miriam, Denis Beninger and François Laisney (2003), Family Tax Splitting: A Microsimulation of its Potential Labour Supply and Intra-household Welfare Effects in Germany, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 03-32, Mannheim. Download
Lauer, Charlotte (2003), Education and Unemployment: A French-German Comparison, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 03-34, Mannheim. Download
Beblo, Miriam and Elke Wolf (2002), Wage Penalties for Career Interruptions. An Empirical Analysis for West Germany, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 02-45, Mannheim. Download
Lauer, Charlotte (2002), Family Background, Cohort and Education - A French-German Comparison, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 02-12, Mannheim. Download
Lauer, Charlotte (2002), A Model of Educational Attainment Application to the German Case, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 02-06, Mannheim. Download
Lauer, Charlotte (2001), Educational Attainment: A French-German Comparison, ZEW Documentation LLL:citation.label.number 01-02, Mannheim. Download
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Köln, DE
01.06.2001 - 30.09.2003
Stefan Bender, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Nürnberg, DE
Prof. Dr. Notburga Ott, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, DE
Dr. Ali Skalli, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Paris, FR
Dr. Marianne Guille, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Paris, FR