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“Some fuzzy math”: relational information on debt value adjustments by managers and the financial press
(Springer International Publishing, 2018)
This study provides comprehensive descriptive evidence on the occurrence, size, and reporting by managers and the financial press of debt value adjustments due to a change in own credit risk (DVAs). The study is motivated ...
Promoting reading attitudes of girls and boys: a new challenge for educational policy? Multi-group analyses across four European countries
(Springer US, 2018)
Background Numerous studies have investigated the relationships between various student, home and contextual factors and reading achievement. However, the relationship between such factors and reading attitudes has been ...
A Simple Method for Predicting Distributions by Means of Covariates with Examples from Poverty and Health Economics
(Springer International Publishing, 2016-01-11)
Summary We present an integration based procedure for predicting the distribution f of an indicator of interest in situations where, in addition to the sample data, one has access to covariates that are available for the ...
Locum physicians’ professional ethos: a qualitative interview study from Germany
(BioMed Central, 2018)
Background In contrast to other countries, the appearance of locum physicians as independent contractors constitutes a rather new phenomenon in the German health care system and emerged out of a growing economization and ...
Breathing life into consumer rights: smartphone tools facilitating the “right to know” on substances of very high concern in REACH articles
(Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2020)
Background The EU chemicals regulation “Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals” (REACH) aims to reduce the usage of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) by firms. Therefore, a consumer ...
Custom-made health-care: an experimental investigation
Background Physicians’ financial interests might conflict with the best service to patients. It is essential to gain a thorough understanding of the effect of remuneration systems on physician behaviour. Methods We ...
Aging in the USA: similarities and disparities across time and space
We study biological aging of elderly U.S. Americans born 1904–1966. We use thirteen waves of the Health and Retirement Study and construct a frailty index as the number of health deficits present in a person measured ...