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DIW Economic Bulletin 12 / 2015

Regional Crime Rates and Fear of Crime: WISIND Findings

Many people are afraid of falling prey to crime. The present report investigates the extent to which this fear is in line with the actual regional crime rates. This analysis is based on data from a comprehensive database on the fear of crime, combined with police crime statistics (specifically, adjusted crime statistics which factor in the "dark figure" of unreported crime). No evidence was found to ...

2015| Mathias Bug, Martin Kroh, Kristina Meier
DIW Economic Bulletin 1/2 / 2015

Personality Traits Affect Young People's Intention to Study

Although in recent years the number of new students has been growing constantly, socio-economic differences remain an issue in the transition from school to college: those eligible for higher education whose parents do not have a college degree are less likely to take up higher education than their peers from academic parental homes. This means that they may not be fully utilizing their educational ...

2015| Frauke H. Peter, Johanna Storck
Diskussionspapiere 1407 / 2014

Unobservable, but Unimportant? The Influence of Personality Traits (and Other Usually Unobserved Variables) for the Evaluation of Labor Market Policies

Many commonly used treatment effects estimators rely on the unconfoundedness assumption (“selection on observables") which is fundamentally non-testable. When evaluating the effects of labor market policies, researchers need to observe variables that affect both treatment participation and labor market outcomes. Even though in many countries it is possible to access (very) informative administrative ...

2014| Marco Caliendo, Robert Mahlstedt, Oscar A. Mitnik
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The Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship: Not Just a Matter of Personality

Why do entrepreneurship rates differ so markedly by gender? Using data from a large representative German household panel, we investigate to what extent personality traits, human capital, and the employment history influence the start-up decision and can explain the gender gap in entrepreneurship. Applying a decomposition analysis, we observe that the higher risk aversion among women explains a large ...

In: CESifo Economic Studies 61 (2015), 1, S. 202-238 | Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos, Miriam Wetter
Monographien

The Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship: Not Just a Matter of Personality

Why do entrepreneurship rates differ so markedly by gender? Using data from a large, representative German household panel, we investigate to what extent personality traits, humancapital, and the employment history influence the start-up decision and can explain the gender gap in entrepreneurship. Applying a decomposition analysis, we observe that thehigherrisk aversion among women explains a large ...

München: CESifo, 2014, 38 S.
(CESifo Working Papers ; 4803)
| Marco Caliendo, Frank Fossen, Alexander Kritikos, Miriam Wetter
SOEPpapers 445 / 2012

Everything under Control? The Effects of Age, Gender, and Education on Trajectories of Perceived Control in a Nationally Representative German Sample

Perceived control is an important variable for various demands involved in successful aging. However, perceived control is not set in stone, but rather changes throughout the life course. The aim of this study was to identify cross-sectional age differences and longitudinal mean-level changes as well as rank-order changes in perceived control with respect to sex and education. Furthermore, changes ...

2012| Jule Specht, Boris Egloff, Stefan C. Schmukle
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Does Democracy Foster Trust?

The level of trust inherent in a society is important for a wide range of microeconomic and macroeconomic outcomes. This paper investigates how individuals' attitudes toward social and institutional trust are shaped by the political regime in which they live. The German reunification is a unique natural experiment that allows us to conduct such a study. Using data from the German General Social Survey ...

In: Journal of Comparative Economics 37 (2009), 2, S. 251-269 | Helmut Rainer, Thomas Siedler
Monographien

Does Democracy Foster Trust?

Bonn: IZA, 2006, 29 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 2154)
| Helmut Rainer, Thomas Siedler
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