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Sousa-Poza, Alfonso

Overview
Works: 145 works in 256 publications in 3 languages and 1,142 library holdings
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, dgs, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: HB3660.5.A3, 330
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Population dynamics in Muslim countries : assembling the jigsaw by Hans Groth( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction and Overview -- Topics and Issues -- Country and Regional Studies -- Policy Implications -- Statistical Annex -- Biographical Sketches
Arbeitsplatzstabilität und Arbeitsplatzwechsel in der Schweiz : eine empirische Analyse der Motive und Bestimmungsgründe by Fred Henneberger( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in German and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The allocation and value of time assigned to housework and child-care : an analysis for Switzerland using data from the 1997 Swiss Labour Force Survey by Alfonso Sousa-Poza( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxation, ethnic ties and the location choice of high-skilled immigrants by Thomas Liebig( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the emerging international competition to attract highly skilled migrants, the determinants of their choice of residential location are increasing in importance. Besides expected wages and job opportunities, the costs of migration and the subjective evaluation of a location, two other factors help determine the expected net return from migration: taxes and network effects. Yet empirical research on the effects of these two factors and their interaction on highly skilled migration is lacking. The aim of this paper is to throw some empirical light on the role of these two factors via a case study of Switzerland. For several reasons, Switzerland is a particularly interesting case study for this task. Tax rates are primarily determined at the local level and thus enough variation exists to analyse their influence on migration. Furthermore, in contrast to other European countries, Switzerland has pursued a fairly liberal immigration policy and maintains a unique permit system that has become increasingly skills-focused: more than 35% of all persons with a university degree resident in Switzerland are immigrants. Analysis of the 2000 Swiss census data provides evidence for fiscally-induced migration within Switzerland, particularly with respect to a location choice of highly skilled immigrants
Work hours constraints and health by David N. F Bell( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issue of whether employees who work more hours than they want to suffer adverse health consequences is important not only at the individual level but also for governmental formation of work time policy. Our study investigates this question by analyzing the impact of the discrepancy between actual and desired work hours on self-perceived health outcomes in Germany and the United Kingdom. Based on nationally representative longitudinal data, our results show that work-hour mismatches (i.e., differences between actual and desired hours) have negative effects on workers' health. In particular, we show that "overemployment" - working more hours than desired - has negative effects on different measures of self-perceived health. -- work time ; hours constraints ; health ; Germany ; United Kingdom
Taxation, Ethnic Ties and the Location Choice of Highly Skilled Immigrants by Thomas Liebig( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the emerging international competition to attract highly skilled migrants, the determinants of their choice of residential location are increasing in importance. Besides expected wages and job opportunities, the costs of migration and the subjective evaluation of a location, two other factors help determine the expected net return from migration: taxes and network effects. Yet empirical research on the effects of these two factors and their interaction on highly skilled migration is lacking. The aim of this paper is to throw some empirical light on the role of these two factors via a case study of Switzerland. For several reasons, Switzerland is a particularly interesting case study for this task. Tax rates are primarily determined at the local level and thus enough variation exists to analyse their influence on migration. Furthermore, in contrast to other European countries, Switzerland has pursued a fairly liberal immigration policy and maintains a unique permit system that has become increasingly skills-focused: more than 35% of all persons with a university degree resident in Switzerland are immigrants. Analysis of the 2000 Swiss census data provides evidence for fiscally-induced migration within Switzerland, particularly with respect to a location choice of highly skilled immigrants
Engel Curves, Spatial Variation in Prices and Demand for Commodities in Côte d'Ivoire by Monnet Benoit Patrick Gbakou( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper aims to estimate the price and income elasticities of the demand for essential commodities in Cote d'Ivoire. Using data from the 2002 Cote d'Ivoire Living Standard Survey and a theoretical framework developed by Crawford et al. (2003), we analyse price effects on the demand for groups of commodities by exploiting a relationship between unit values and commodity quantities and deriving Engel curves. Our findings reveal that the own-price elasticity of meat and dairy products is considerably stronger for rich households (those in the 90th percentile of total expenditure) than for poor households (those in the 10th percentile of total expenditure). Although all the modelled groups of commodities are normal goods, the paper shows that starch is more of a necessity for poor households than for rich ones, whereas meat and dairy products are more of a luxury good for poor households than for rich households. -- consumer demand ; unit values ; developing country
Monetäre Bewertung der unbezahlten Arbeit : eine empirische Analyse für die Schweiz anhand der schweizerischen Arbeitskräfteerhebung by Hans Schmid( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ageing, health and life satisfaction of the oldest old an analysis for Germany by Wencke Gwozdz( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of elderly care by Jan M Bauer( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work time and hours constraints by Steffen Otterbach( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on health and nutrition in China by Peng Nie( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Zusammenhang zwischen Preis und Qualität auf Konsumgütermärkten Befunde, Interpretationen, Schlussfolgerungen by Heiner Imkamp( )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V̕oluntary ̕and i̕nvoluntary ̕early retirement an international analysis by David Dorn( )

2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incomes and asset poverty dynamics and child health among pastoralists in Northern Kenya by Samuel Kahumu Mburu( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxation and internal migration: evidence from the Swiss census using community level variation in income tax rates( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation monétaire du travail non rémunéré : une analyse empirique pour la Suisse basée sur l'enquête suisse sur la population active by Hans Schmid( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early retirement: Free choice or forced decision? by David Dorn( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic consequences of low fertility in Europe by David E Bloom( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Job insecurity, employability, and health an analysis for Germany across generations by Steffen Otterbach( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is now a quarter of a century since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the gap in living standards between eastern and western Germany is still not fully closed. Admittedly, this could not realistically have been expected. Despite the increase in life satisfaction in eastern Germany, the east-west divide prevails. Evidence of this can be found in the latest data from the long-term Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study gathered by DIW Berlin in cooperation with the fieldwork organization TNS Infratest Sozialforschung. According to the SOEP data, in 2013, eastern Germans were far less happy than western Germans, although the level of life satisfaction in the east was higher than at any other point in the history of the survey, which was conducted for the first time in eastern Germany in 1990-shortly before economic, currency, and social union. Other subjective indicators reveal differences in satisfaction with household income, health, and childcare. In contrast, job satisfaction, as well as satisfaction with housing, housework, and leisure time have converged. Eastern Germans worry more about crime levels and their own financial circumstances, whereas concerns about xenophobia and employment have diminished throughout Germany. The SOEP surveys show that, according to population, living standards in Germany are now largely aligned. Despite a number of specific problems which, in the coming years, will include the development of new pensions in eastern Germany in particular, German reunification has proven to be an extraordinary success story
 
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Alternative Names
Alfonso Sousa-Poza economist (Institute of Labor Economics (IZA); Universität Hohenheim)

Alfonso Sousa-Poza Wirtschaftswissenschaftler/in (Tätig am Institut für Health Care & Public Management an der Universität Hohenheim; Privatdozent an der Universität St. Gallen)

Poza, Alfonso Sousa-

Poza, Alfonso Sousa- 1970-

Languages
English (63)

German (12)

French (3)