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10. März 2021

SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The effects of personality on the native-migrant labour market gap


10. März 2021
15:00 - 16:00


Online seminar via Cisco Webex


Marli Guimarães Fernandes, Nova School of Business and Economics
This article quantifies differences in personality skills (Big Five Factor, locus of control, reciprocity, life goals and risk) and their assimilation rate between first-generation immigrants and native Germans, using the SOEP survey. The results reveal that the two groups differentiate in their personality traits but immigrants do not tend to assimilate natives during their stay. The Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition suggests that these skills contribute to explain around ten and seven percent of the wage gap, respectively for males and females.