Do Catholic women with non-smoking husbands earn less in a second job? - Assorted topics in empirical labor economics
- This study is a collection of essays in empirical labor economics with a focus on labor supply. The topics chosen are from different fields of research that are not on the top of economists' agenda and therefore are underresearched. First, it is examined whether religion affects individuals' economic outcomes. The effects of substance use, measured by smoking behavior on absenteeism and earnings are subject of another essay. The final essay explores secondary jobholding. Both cross-sectional and panel estimation techniques are employed. The latter are more appropriate to control for unobservable individual heterogeneity. The studies mainly use data that are drawn from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP).