Sven Voigtländer

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In Germany, the proportion of foreign national residents receiving an invalidity pension is higher than that of Germans. Lower utilization and effectiveness of medical rehabilitation are presumed to be the main reasons. We aimed to examine whether differences in utilization and effectiveness of medical rehabilitation between Germans and foreign nationals(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that individual health is at least partly determined by neighbourhood and regional factors. Mechanisms, however, remain poorly understood, and evidence from Germany is scant. This study explores whether regional as well as neighbourhood deprivation are associated with physical health and to what extent this(More)
SFB 882 Working Papers are refereed scholarly papers. Submissions are reviewed by peers in a two-stage SFB 882 internal and external refereeing process before a final decision on publication is made. The Working Paper Series is a forum for presenting works in progress. Readers should communicate comments on the manuscript directly to the author(s). Whether(More)
OBJECTIVE Social epidemiology has consistently demonstrated an association between socio-economic disadvantage and ill health. Seventeen years after reunification, economic disparities persist between former "East" and "West" Germany. We examine whether there are according health disparities and how they developed over time. METHODS Secondary analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND Recent empirical studies stress the impact of features related to the small-area context on individual health. However, so far there exists no standard explanatory model that integrates the different kinds of such features and that conceptualises their relation to individual characteristics of social inequality. METHODS A review of theoretical(More)
BACKGROUND Social inequalities in Germany are on the increase. Past studies have pointed out that social inequalities and their health consequences include a regional component. This study aims at systematically describing the development of regional disparities in living conditions across Germany. MATERIAL AND METHODS The level of analysis was that of(More)
OBJECTIVES Material and social living conditions at the small-area level are assumed to have an effect on individual health. We review existing explanatory models concerning the effects of small-area characteristics on health and describe the gaps future research should try to fill. METHODS Systematic literature search for, and analysis of, studies that(More)
This series presents research findings based either directly on data from the German SocioEconomic Panel Study (SOEP) or using SOEP data as part of an internationally comparable data set (e.g. CNEF, ECHP, LIS, LWS, CHER/PACO). SOEP is a truly multidisciplinary household panel study covering a wide range of social and The decision to publish a submission in(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about the rehabilitative care of populations with a migrational background. Using the assessment of rehabilitation effectiveness as an example, we outline the potentials and limitations routine data from social security carriers has for this research field. METHODS We draw on an 80% random sample of all completed medical(More)