Skip to content!

Search

clear
0 filter(s) selected
close
Go to page
remove add
195 results, from 141
SOEPpapers 723 / 2014

Labor Market Integration of German Immigrants and Their Children: Does Personality Matter?

Educational attainment, length of stay, differences in national background and language skills play an acknowledged important role for the integration of immigrants. But integration is also a social process, which suggests that psychological factors are relevant. This paper explores whether and to what extent immigrants and their children need to believe in their ability to control their own success. ...

2014| Anna-Elisabeth Thum
Monographien

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 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 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 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
Monographien

Is Entrepreneurial Success Predictable? An Ex-ante Analysis of the Character-Based Approach

Bonn: IZA, 2007, 36 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 2687)
| Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos
Diskussionspapiere 733 / 2007

Volunteer Work, Informal Help, and Care among the 50+ in Europe: Further Evidence for 'Linked' Productive Activities at Older Ages

Objectives - Taking a cross-national comparative perspective, we investigate linkages between volunteer work, informal helping, and caring among Europeans aged 50 or older: Is the relationship between these activities characterized by complementarity or by substitution? Is there evidence for the existence of (unobserved) personality traits that foster engagement independent of a specific activity? ...

2007| Karsten Hank, Stephanie Stuck
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Is Entrepreneurial Success Predictable? An Ex-Ante Analysis of the Character-Based Approach

This paper empirically analyzes whether the character-based approach, which focuses on the personality structure and the human capital of business founders, allows prediction of entrepreneurial success. A unique data set is used consisting of 414 persons whose personal characteristics were analyzed by different methods, namely an one-day assessment center (AC) and a standardized questionnaire, before ...

In: Kyklos 61 (2008), 2, S. 189-214 | Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos
195 results, from 141
keyboard_arrow_up