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1.

How Does Household Portfolio Diversification Vary with Financial Sophistication and Advice?

MEA Discussion Paper No. 238-11
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Apr 2011
Working Paper Series
University of Bonn - Economic Science Area

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Health Inequalities by Education, Income, and Wealth: A Comparison of 11 European Countries and the US

Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 1, No. 5, 2008, MEA Discussion Paper No. 140-07
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Aug 2009
Accepted Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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3.

Productivity and the Age Composition of Work Teams: Evidence from the Assembly Line

MEA Discussion Paper No. 148-07
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2009
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and MEA, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
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4.

Work Disability, Health, and Incentive Effects

MEA Discussion Paper No. 135-07
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Aug 2009
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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5.

Demographic Change, Human Capital and Welfare

MEA Discussion Paper No. 196-2010
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 27 Jan 2010
Working Paper Series
Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Deutsche Bundesbank
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Asymmetric Information in the Market for Automotive Insurance: Evidence from Germany

MEA Discussion Paper No. 259-2012
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2012
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and HUK Coburg Insurance Group
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7.

How Sensitive are Subjective Retirement Expectations to Increases in the Statutory Retirement Age? The German Case

MEA Discussion Paper No. 207-10
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Nov 2010
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy and University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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8.

Interviewer Effects on Nonresponse in the European Social Survey

MEA Discussion Paper No. 202-10
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 Aug 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Utrecht University - Faculty of Social Sciences
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9.

Skill Biased Technological Change and Endogenous Benefits: The Dynamics of Unemployment and Wage Inequality

Applied Economics 2011, Vol. 43, No. 7 pp . 811-821, MEA Discussion Paper No. 100-05, ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 05-079
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2012
Accepted Paper Series
MEA, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy and Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)
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10.

Financial Literacy, Riester Pensions, and Other Private Old Age Provision in Germany

MEA Discussion Paper No. 250-11
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Mar 2012
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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11.

The Optimum Structure For Government Debt

MEA Discussion Paper No. 194-2009
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2010
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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12.

The Long Shadow of Socialism: On East-West German Differences in Financial Literacy

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy Discussion Paper No. 282-14
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 Sep 2014
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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Who Lost the Most? Financial Literacy, Cognitive Abilities, and the Financial Crisis

MEA Discussion Paper No. 234-11
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Jan 2011
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and Banque centrale du Luxembourg

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15.

The Effect of Compulsory Schooling on Health – Evidence from Biomarkers

MEA Discussion Paper 183-09
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Aug 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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Temporary Migration and Skill Upgrading: Evidence from Mexican Migrants

MEA Discussion Paper No. 182-09
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Oct 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and New York University, Dept of Economics
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17.

Mortality, Fertility, Education and Capital Accumulation in a Simple OLG Economy

MEA Discussion Paper No. 179-2009
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Aug 2009
Working Paper Series
Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE and Deutsche Bundesbank
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Tracing the Origins of Successful Aging: The Role of Childhood Conditions and Societal Context

MEA Discussion Paper No. 237-11
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Feb 2011
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), University of Cologne and University of Cologne
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19.

Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning in Germany

MEA Discussion Paper No. 239-11
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 Apr 2011
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and George Washington University - Department of Accountancy

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20.

Do Seemingly Smarter Consumers Get Better Advice?

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy Discussion Paper No. 01-2015
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 04 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2015
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute
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21.

Coverage of the Privately Funded Old-Age Provision (Riester-Pension) in Germany - Did the Financial and Economic Crisis Leave Its Mark? (Verbreitung Der Riester-Rente - Hat Die Finanz- Und Wirtschaftskrise Spuren Hinterlassen?

MEA Discussion Paper No. 198-10
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and Banque centrale du Luxembourg
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22.

Gleitender Übergang in die Rente durch Flexibilisierung der Teilrente (Gradual Transition to Retirement with Flexible Partial Retirement)

MEA Discussion Paper No. 243-11
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2012
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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23.

Pensioners in the German Social Security System: Payments of Contribution and Benefits

MEA Discussion Paper No. 203-10
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Sep 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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24.

From Malthus to Modern Growth: Child Labor, Schooling and Human Capital

MEA Discussion Paper No. 180-09
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Aug 2009
Working Paper Series
Deutsche Bundesbank
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25.

Was wäre wenn wir Schweden wären? Ist das schwedische Rentensystem auf Deutschland übertragbar? (What If We Were Sweden? Is the Swedish Pension System Transferable to Germany?)

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy Discussion Paper No. 21-2014
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Mar 2015
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences
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26.

Who Wears the Trousers? A Semiparametric Analysis of Decision Power in Couples

MEA Discussion Paper No. 168-08
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 05 Aug 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim and Royal Holloway, University of London
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27.

Volunteer Work, Informal Help, and Care Among the 50 in Europe: Further Evidence for ‘Linked’ Productive Activities at Older Ages

Social Science Research, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2008, MEA Discussion Paper No. 142-07
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Aug 2009
Accepted Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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Changes in Compulsory Schooling and the Causal Effect of Education on Health: Evidence from Germany

MEA Discussion Paper No. 200-10
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Jul 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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Societal Determinants of Productive Aging in Europe (Gesellschaftliche Determinanten Produktiven Alterns in Europa)

MEA Discussion Paper No. 152-07, 50 Plus in Deutschland und Europa - Ergebnisse der Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe, A. Borsch-Supan, ed., VS Verlag, 2007
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Aug 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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30.

Demographic Change, Human Capital and Endogenous Growth

MEA Discussion Paper No. 151-07
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Aug 2009
Working Paper Series
Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Deutsche Bundesbank

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31.

Health, Families, and Work in Later Life: A Review of Current Research and Perspectives

MEA Discussion Paper No. 268-13
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Jun 2013
Working Paper Series
University of Cologne and Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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32.

Aging in Europe: Reforms, International Diversification and Behavioral Reactions

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy Discussion Paper No. 25-2014
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 22 Sep 2015
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE
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Does Schooling Affect Health Behavior? Evidence from Educational Expansion in Western Germany

MEA Discussion Paper No. 186
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Wuppertal, University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and Tilburg University
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Modelling Socioeconomic and Health Determinants of Health Care Use: A Semiparametric Approach

Health Economics, Vol. 16, No. 9, 2007, MEA Discussion Paper No. 145-07
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2009
Accepted Paper Series
University of Mannheim
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Early Retirement, Social Security and Well-Being in Germany

NEW THEMES IN THE ECONOMICS OF AGING, D. A. Wise, ed., University of Chicago Press, 2004, MEA Discussion Paper No. 134-07
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Aug 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)

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36.

Retrospective Data Collection in Europe

MEA Discussion Paper No. 172-2008
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Working Paper Series
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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MEA-Pensim 2.0: Weiterentwicklung eines Rentensimulationsmodells, Konzeption und ausgewählte Anwendungen (MEA-Pensim 2.0: Advancement of a Pension Simulation Model, Conception and Selected Applications)

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy Discussion Paper No. 03-2012
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Mar 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences and University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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Sick Leave and the Composition of Work Teams

MEA Discussion Paper No. 149-07
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 31 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2010
Working Paper Series
MEA, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
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Smooth It Like the 'Joneses'? Estimating Peer-Group Effects in Intertemporal Consumption Choice

The Economic Journal, Vol. 118, No. 527, pp. 454-476, February 2008, MEA Discussion Paper No. 167-08
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Aug 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Collateral Damage: Educational Attainment and Labor Market Outcomes Among German War and Post-War Cohorts

MEA Discussion Paper No. 253-11
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 Mar 2012
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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The Effectiveness of Transnational Non-State Governance: The Role of Domestic Regulations and Compliance Assessment in Practice

MEA Discussion Paper No. 13/12
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Jan 2014
Working Paper Series
Technische Universität München (TUM)
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The Long-Lasting Effects of Family Background: A European Cross-Country Comparison

MEA Discussion Paper No. 245-11
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 14 Feb 2012
Working Paper Series
University of Lugano - Institute of Microeconomics and Public Economics
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43.

Intergenerational Help and Public Assistance in Europe - A Case of Specialization?

MEA Discussion Paper No. 236-11
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Feb 2011
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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44.

Don’t Raise the Retirement Age! An Experiment on Opposition to Pension Reforms and East-West Differences in Germany

MEA Discussion Paper No. 188-2009
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Working Paper Series
European Central Bank (ECB), University of Mainz - Gutenberg School of Economics and Management and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
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Parental Income, Education and the Diagnosis of ADHD in Children and Adolescents: The Case for Germany

MEA Discussion Paper No. 242-11
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 Mar 2012
Working Paper Series
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
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46.

Subjective Life Expectancy and Private Pensions

MEA Discussion Paper No. 265-12
Posted: 24 May 2013
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
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47.

The Optimum Growth Rate for Population Reconsidered

MEA Discussion Paper No. 147-07, Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Aug 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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48.

15 Jahre Riester - Eine Bilanz (15 Years of the Riester Pension Scheme - Taking Stock)

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy Discussion Paper No. 06-2016
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 13 Feb 2017
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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The Impact of Income Shocks on Health: Evidence from Cohort Data

Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 7, No. 6, p. 1361-1399, December 2009, MEA Discussion Paper No. 146-07
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2010
Working Paper Series
University College London - Department of Economics, Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Bonn - Economic Science Area

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Understanding the Trends in Income, Consumption and Wealth Inequality and How Important are Life-Cycle Effects?

MEA Discussion Paper No. 160-08
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 11 Aug 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
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