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SOEPpapers 795 / 2015

The Causal Effect of Paternal Unemployment on Children's Personality

Using longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), we show that paternal unemployment has a surprisingly positive causal effect on the "Big 5" personality traits of children aged 17 to 25. In particular, our results from longitudinal value-added models for personality suggest that paternal unemployment makes children significantly more conscientious and less neurotic. Our results ...

2015| Viola Angelini, Marco Bertoni, Luca Corazzini
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The Impact of Education on Personality: Evidence from a German High School Reform

This paper investigates the short-term effects of a reduction in the length of high school on students' personality traits using a school reform carried out at the state level in Germany as a quasi-natural experiment. Starting in 2001, academic-track high school (Gymnasium) was reduced from nine to eight years in most of Germany's federal states, leaving the overall curriculum unchanged. This enabled ...

Bonn: IZA, 2014, 51 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 8139)
| Sarah Dahmann, Silke Anger
SOEPpapers 623 / 2013

Intrinsic Motivations of Public Sector Employees: Evidence for Germany

We examine differences in altruism and laziness between public sector employees and private sector employees. Our theoretical model predicts that the likelihood of public sector employment increases with a worker·s altruism, and increases or decreases with a workers laziness depending on his altruism. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study, we find that public sector employees are significantly ...

2013| Robert Dur, Robin Zoutenbier
SOEPpapers 658 / 2014

The Impact of Education on Personality: Evidence from a German High School Reform

This paper investigates the short-term effects of a reduction in the length of high school on students' personality traits using a school reform carried out at the state level in Germany as a quasi-natural experiment. Starting in 2001, academic-track high school (Gymnasium) was reduced from nine to eight years in most of Germany's federal states, leaving the overall curriculum unchanged. This enabled ...

2014| Sarah Dahmann, Silke Anger
SOEPpapers 867 / 2016

The Influence of Personality Traits on Private Retirement Savings in Germany

This paper analyzes private retirement savings, the amount for German individuals and how these savings are influenced by personality traits. With the 2002 to 2009 cross section of the Socio-Economic Panel for Germany (SOEP), it is investigated how the Big-Five and the Locus of Control influence the decision to have private retirement savings, and the estimated amount of these savings. Results indicate ...

2016| Konrad C. Schäfer
SOEPpapers 784 / 2015

Do More of Those in Misery Suffer from Poverty, Unemployment or Mental Illness?

Studies of deprivation usually ignore mental illness. This paper uses household panel data from the USA, Australia, Britain and Germany to broaden the analysis. We ask first how many of those in the lowest levels of life-satisfaction suffer from unemployment, poverty, physical ill health, and mental illness. The largest proportion suffer from mental illness. Multiple regression shows that mental illness ...

2015| Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard
SOEPpapers 585 / 2013

Personality Changes in Couples: Partnership Longevity and Personality Congruence in Couples

Evidence of assortative mating according to personality was reported in a previous SOEP-based study (Rammstedt & Schupp, 2008). Based on population representative data of almost 7,000 couples, high levels of congruence between spouses were found, which increased with marriage duration. Almost 5,000 of these couples were tracked over a five-year period with personality assessed at the beginning and ...

2013| Beatrice Rammstedt, Frank M. Spinath, David Richter, Jürgen Schupp
SOEPpapers 539 / 2013

Stepping Forward: Personality Traits, Choice of Profession, and the Decision to Become Self-Employed

We argue that entrepreneurial choice proceeds in at least in two steps, with vocational choice nearly always preceding choice of employment status, whether that be self-employment or dependent employment. Since the two decisions are interrelated, analysis of entrepreneurial choice as a single act may lead to inconsistent estimates of the factors that determine the decision to launch a business venture. ...

2013| Michael Fritsch, Alina Sorgner
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Partnership Longevity and Personality Congruence in Couples

Evidence of assortative mating according to personality was reported in a previous SOEP-based study (Rammstedt & Schupp, 2008). Based on population representative data of almost 7000 couples, high levels of congruence between spouses were found, which increased with marriage duration. Almost 5000 of these couples were tracked over a five-year period with personality assessed at the beginning and end ...

In: Personality and Individual Differences 54 (2013), 7, S. 832-835 | Beatrice Rammstedt, Frank M. Spinath, David Richter, Jürgen Schupp
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Biological Pathways and Genetic Mechanisms Involved in Social Functioning

Purpose: To describe the major findings in the literature regarding associations between biological and genetic factors and social functioning, paying special attention to: (1) heritability studies on social functioning and related concepts; (2) hypothesized biological pathways and genetic variants that could be involved in social functioning, and (3) the implications of these results for quality-of-life ...

In: Quality of Life Research 22 (2013), 6, S. 1189-1200 | Juan R. Ordonana, Maike Bartels, Dorret I. Boomsma, David Cella, Miriam Mosing, Joao R. Oliveira, Donald L. Patrick, Ruut Veenhoven, Gert G. Wagner, Mirjam A.G. Sprangers
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