Dependence of income on sociodemographic characteristics

(Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dickhaus)

Based on a "campus file" dataset of the research data centers of the federal and state statistical offices, the influence of various sociodemographic characteristics on gross monthly earnings is to be statistically analyzed. Tasks include (i) data preparation, (ii) statistical model building, (iii) selection of appropriate inferential statistical procedures, and (iv) data analysis.

Elementary programming skills (preferably in R) and basic statistical knowledge (ideally: successful completion of an introductory statistics course) are required. Basic knowledge of calculus and linear algebra is also recommended. The duration of the work within the research group should be at least four weeks. In addition, a written paper and a final presentation in the seminar are expected. Further information and requirements can be found in the module and event catalog of the Department of Mathematics.

A written presentation of this project can be found here.