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Diskussionspapiere 955 / 2009

Personality and Career: She's Got What It Takes

The female share in management positions is quite low in Germany. The higher the hierarchical level, the fewer women there are in such positions. Men have numerous role models to follow whereas women lack this opportunity: In the executive boards of the top 200 private companies in Germany, only 2.5 percent of members are female. Many studies have focused on the influence of human capital and other ...

2009| Simon Fietze, Elke Holst, Verena Tobsch

A Critique and Reframing of Personality in Labour Market Theory: Locus of Control and Labour Market Outcomes

Bonn: IZA, 2011, 50 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 6090)
| Eileen Trzcinski, Elke Holst
SOEPpapers 369 / 2011

Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed

This paper systematically investigates whether different kinds of personality characteristics influence entrepreneurial development. On the basis of a large, representative household panel survey, we examine the extent to which the Big Five traits and further personality characteristics, which are more specifically related to entrepreneurial tasks, influence entry into self-employment and survival ...

2011| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
SOEPpapers 370 / 2011

Measuring Individual Risk Attitudes in the Lab: Task or Ask? An Empirical Comparison

This paper compares two prominent empirical measures of individual risk attitudes - the Holt and Laury (2002) lottery-choice task and the multi-item questionnaire advocated by Dohmen, Falk, Huffman, Schupp, Sunde and Wagner (forthcoming) - with respect to (a) their within-subject stability over time (one year) and (b) their correlation with actual risk-taking behaviour in the lab - here the amount ...

2011| Jan-Erik Lönnqvist, Markku Verkasalo, Gari Walkowitz, Philipp C. Wichardt
SOEPpapers 343 / 2010

Personality Traits, Self-Employment, and Professions

We investigate the effect of broad personality traits - the Big Five - on an individual's decision to become self-employed. In particular, we test an overall indicator of the entrepreneurial personality. Since we find that the level of selfemployment varies considerably across professions, we also perform the analysis for different types of professions, namely, those classified as being in the "creative ...

2010| Michael Fritsch, Alina Rusakova

Economic Preferences and Attitudes of the Unemployed: Are Natives and Second Generation Migrants Alike?

Bonn: IZA, 2010, 27 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 5380)
| Amelie F. Constant, Annabelle Krause, Ulf Rinne, Klaus F. Zimmermann
SOEPpapers 487 / 2012

Education, Personality and Separation: The Distribution of Relationship Skills across Society

The reasons why the lower educated divorce more than the higher educated in many societies today are poorly understood. Distinct divorce risks by education could be caused by variation in pressures to the couple, commitment, or relationship skills. We concentrate on the latter explanation by looking at the distribution of personality traits across society and its impact on the educational gradient ...

2012| Diederik Boertien, Christian von Scheve, Mona Park
SOEPpapers 531 / 2013

The Type to Train? Impacts of Personality Characteristics on Further Training Participation

Personality traits drive behaviors and attitudes, and determine socio-economic life outcomes for individuals. This paper investigates the relationship of six personality traits, the Big Five and Locus of Control, to individual participation in employment-related further education and training (FET) in a longitudinal perspective. Initial research suggests that training is a crucial determinant of life ...

2013| Judith Offerhaus
DIW Economic Bulletin 5 / 2011

Child Care Choices in Western Germany Also Correlated with Mother's Personality

The expansion of formal child care, particularly for children under the age of three, has resulted in more and more children from this age group attending day care facilities. This formal child care setting is frequently combined with care provided by grandparents or other individuals. The combination and number of child care settings made use of is influenced by a variety of socio-economic factors ...

2011| Liv Bjerre, Frauke H. Peter, C. Katharina Spieß
SOEPpapers 403 / 2011

A Critique and Reframing of Personality in Labour Market Theory: Locus of Control and Labour Market Outcomes

This article critically examines the theoretical arguments that underlie the literature linking personality traits to economic outcomes and provides empirical evidence indicating that labour market outcomes influence personality outcomes. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we investigated the extent to which gender differences occur in the processes by which highly positive and negative ...

2011| Eileen Trzcinski, Elke Holst
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