Due to data security I cannot provide the applied SOEP data. For replication of the estimations the FDZ SOEP DIW Berlin can be contacted and an application can be made for using the SOEP data. Information to SOEP is under
The applied variables to SOEP can be found in the questionnaires under
I have enclosed the Stata Do-Files. From there, the results in the tables of the contribution can be replicated if the data are available. In some cases the terms in the tables differ from those in the do-files:
Year – welle; Gross monthly income (=earnings) – Y; Satisfaction – lzuf; Schooling – school; Tenure – ten; Experience – exp_a; Self-employed – firm_size_1; Eastern Germany – nbula; German - dt_v; Christian – Christ_v; Treiman score, father – socT_v; Self-confident - selfcon
Based on the German Socio-Economic Panel, the correlation between the body mass index, health, earnings and life satisfaction is analysed by gender. The previous literature has found no consistent results. This might have several reasons. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the gender-specific role of weight in single equation, piecewise and simultaneous equations models. We ask whether this distinction is important for the degree of association between health, earnings, satisfaction and body weight. In our context, piecewise modelling means a separate inspection of weight coefficients for under- and overweight people, allowing the detection of non-linear influences.