This paper estimates sibling correlations in cognitive skills and non-cognitive skills to evaluate the importance of family background for skill formation. The study is based on a large representative German dataset, which includes IQ test scores and measures of noncognitive skills. Using a Restricted Maximum Likelihood model we find substantial influences of family background on the formation of...
Silke Anger, Daniel D. Schnitzlein
- 27.08.2015| 30th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association: EEA 2015
We investigate whether non-cognitive skills - in particular Locus of Control - are important determinants of the labour market processes at the low-wage margin. Based . - on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we estimate dynamic multinomial logit models with random effects and investigate whether Locus of Control . - influences the probability of being higher-paid or low-paid as well as...
Daniel D. Schnitzlein, Jens Stephani
- 21.06.2014| 28th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE)
Elisabeth Bügelmayer, Daniel D. Schnitzlein
- 06.06.2014| Empirical Analyses and Datasets on a Small Regional Scale: Workshop on Neighbourhood Effects. Abschlussveranstaltung des Projektes "Nachbarschaftseffekte". Forschungsdatenzentrum Ruhr am RWI, DIW Berlin, IAB Nürnberg, Universität Melbourne (Australien)
This paper analyzes whether individuals have equal opportunity to achieve happiness (or wellbeing). Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), we estimate sibling correlations and intergenerational correlations in four self-reported measures of well-being: life satisfaction, satisfaction with household income, job satisfaction, and satisfaction with health. We find high sibling...
Daniel D. Schnitzlein, Christoph Wunder
- 30.08.2013| 67th European Meeting of the Econometric Society ESEM