6 projects were found

What shapes cognition, health and mortality in older ages

Cognitive abilities decline with age. This decline has considerable implications for human interactions, economic choices, and the quality of life. Cognitive abilities are also closely related to health, with a smooth transition from age-related general cognitive decline to cognition-related illness. Dementia, as an example of a cognitive decline ...

Duration: 10/2023 - 09/2026

Funded by: DFG

Covid-19 as amplifier of social inequality- SMall ARea Analyses with German neighborhood Data

In this project we seek to understand the role of disadvantaged neighborhoods with low average socio-economic status of their inhabitants. Individuals in low-income neighborhoods are often assumed to have limited possibilities to avoid contacting people infected with Sars-Cov2. This can be due to bad housing situations (e.g., more individuals live ...

Duration: 01/2022 - 12/2022

Funded by: DFG

Socio-economic determinants of cognitive decline in older ages

We analyze socio-economic determinants of cognitive abilities and cognitive decline of older individuals in Europe and the USA. In an increasingly complex world, cognitive abilities are more and more important for social participation. Complex decisions involve those on medical treatments, insurance coverage, or investments on financial markets, ...

Duration: 07/2020 - 06/2023

Funded by: DFG

Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr

Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr is a research collaboration focused on “Health care challenges in regions with declining and ageing populations”. Its aim is to analyse the causes and consequences of regional differences in health care, to derive policies to address the impending under-provision of health care and to evaluate selected measures to ...

Duration: 07/2020 - 06/2024

Funded by: Leibniz Gemeinschaft

Teacher Quality and its Influence on Student Learning Outcomes - Evaluation of the German Educational Expansion as a natural experiment

Due to the considerable quantitative expansion of secondary education from the 1960s onward in Germany, the number of teachers at Real- and Gesamtschulen and at Gymnasien also more than quadrupled. The resulting immense demand for teachers likely had an impact on who could and would become teachers. This research project from the field of empirical ...

Duration: 07/2020 - 06/2024

Funded by: Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

Estimating the Effect of Higher Education in Germany on Monetary and Non-monetary Outcomes Using the Marginal Treatment Effect

We use NEPS (National Educational Panel Study) data to analyze the long-run effects of university education in West Germany between 1958 and 1990 on monetary and non-monetary outcomes in 2010. The outcomes are, on the one hand, income and labor market participation, and, on the other hand, health satisfaction and cognitive abilities (measured as ...

Duration: 04/2016 - 03/2018

Funded by: DFG