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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
DIW Wochenbericht 45 / 2010

Führungspositionen: Frauen holen allmählich auf

Führungspositionen sind nach wie vor eine Domäne von Männern - und je höher die Tätigkeiten in der Hierarchie angesiedelt sind, desto schwächer sind Frauen vertreten. In nahezu allen Wirtschaftszweigen üben Frauen in geringerem Maße Leitungsfunktionen aus als es ihrem Anteil an der gesamten Beschäftigung entspricht. Auch in Tätigkeiten unmittelbar unterhalb von Leitungsfunktionen sind Frauen deutlich ...

2010| Karl Brenke
SOEPpapers 328 / 2010

Estimating Incentive and Welfare Effects of Non-stationary Unemployment Benefits

The distribution of unemployment duration in our equilibrium matching model with spell-dependent unemployment benefits displays a time-varying exit rate. Building on Semi-Markov processes, we translate these exit rates into an expression for the aggregate unemployment rate. Structural estimation using a German micro-data set (SOEP) allows us to discuss the effects of a recent unemployment benefit reform ...

2010| Andrey Launov, Klaus Wälde
SOEPpapers 326 / 2010

Distributional Consequences of Labor Demand Adjustments to a Downturn: A Model-Based Approach with Applications to Germany 2008-09

Macro-level changes can have substantial effects on the distribution of resources at the household level. While it is possible to speculate about which groups are likely to be hardesthit, detailed distributional studies are still largely backward-looking. This paper suggests a straightforward approach to gauge the distributional and fiscal implications of large output changes at an early stage. We ...

2010| Oliver Bargain, Herwig Immervoll, Andreas Peichl, Sebastian Siegloch
SOEPpapers 325 / 2010

German Male Income Volatility 1984 to 2008: Trends in Permanent and Transitory Income Components and the Role of the Welfare State

Deploying data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) we analyze the variability of individual earnings and equivalent household income. Permanent and transitory variances of male income over the period 1984-2008 are estimated for Old German Laender in order to determine their importance to income dynamics. To uncover the role of the welfare state in smoothening earnings shocks we compute different ...

2010| Charlotte Bartels, Timm Bönke
Monographien

Gender Differences in Subjective Well-Being in and out of Management Positions

Bonn: IZA, 2010, 33 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 5116)
| Eileen Trzcinski, Elke Holst
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German Agricultural Employment, Production and Labour Productivity: A New Benchmark for 1936 and a Note on Hoffmann's Tales

In: Automobilwirtschaft nach 1945
Berlin : Akademie-Verl.
S. 215-228
Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte ; 2010/1
| Rainer Fremdling
SOEPpapers 331 / 2010

Fertility, Female Labor Supply, and Family Policy

The present paper develops a general equilibrium model with overlapping generations and endogenous fertility in order to analyze the interaction between public policy and household labor supply and fertility decisions. The model's benchmark equilibrium reflects the current family policy as well as the differential fertility pattern of educational groups in Germany. Then we simulate alternative reforms ...

2010| Hans Fehr, Daniela Ujhelyiova
SOEPpapers 319 / 2010

Worker Reallocation across Occupations in Western Germany

This paper analyzes the determinants of annual worker reallocation across disaggregated occupations in western Germany for the period 1985-2003. Employing data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, the pattern of average occupational mobility is documented. Worker reallocation is found to be strongly procyclical. Its determinants at the individual level are then investigated while controlling for unobserved ...

2010| Aysen Isaoglu
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