nep-ltv New Economics Papers
on Unemployment, Inequality and Poverty
Issue of 2014‒10‒13
five papers chosen by

  1. Policy for better mental health By Richard Layard
  2. Labor Market and Income Effects of a Legal Minimum Wage in Germany By Viktor STEINER; Kai-Uwe MUELLER
  3. A New Look at Intergenerational Mobility in Germany Compared to the US By Daniel D. Schnitzlein
  4. IMMPA: A Quantitative Macroeconomic Framework for the Analysis of Poverty Reduction Strategies By AGENOR Pierre-Richard; IZQUIERDO Alejandro; FOFACK Hippolyte
  5. The Geographical Concentration of Unemployment: a Male-female Comparison in Spain By Olga Alonso-Villar; Coral Del Rio

  1. By: Richard Layard
    Abstract: Treating mental illness should be a top national priority, especially as proven psychological therapies effectively cost nothing. Richard Layard explains how CEP research has led to a new deal for mental health - but much remains to be done. Mental illness has much greater economic costs than physical illness - but evidence-based ways of treating mental health problems have no net cost to the Exchequer.
    Keywords: mental health, psychological therapy, government policy
    Date: 2014–10
  2. By: Viktor STEINER; Kai-Uwe MUELLER
  3. By: Daniel D. Schnitzlein
    Abstract: Motivated by contradictory evidence on intergenerational mobility in Germany, I present a cross-country comparison of Germany and the US, reassessing the question of whether intergenerational mobility is higher in Germany than the US. I can reproduce the standard result from the literature, which states that the German intergenerational elasticity estimates are lower than those for the US. However, based on highly comparable data, even a reasonable degree of variation in the sampling rules leads to similar estimates in both countries. I find no evidence for nonlinearities along the fathers' earnings distribution. In contrast, the analysis shows that mobility is higher for the sons at the lowest quartile of the sons' earnings distribution in both countries. In Germany this result is mainly driven by a high downward mobility of sons with fathers in the upper middle part of the earnings distribution. The corresponding pattern is clearly less pronounced in the US.
    Keywords: intergenerational mobility, SOEP, CNEF, Germany, US
    JEL: J62
    Date: 2014
  4. By: AGENOR Pierre-Richard; IZQUIERDO Alejandro; FOFACK Hippolyte
  5. By: Olga Alonso-Villar; Coral Del Rio

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