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SOEPpapers 124 / 2008

The Returns to Cognitive Abilities and Personality Traits in Germany

We provide the first joint evidence on the relationship between individuals' cognitive abilities, their personality and earnings for Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study, we employ scores from an ultra-short IQ-test and a set of measures of personality traits, namely locus of control, reciprocity and all basic items from the Five Factor Personality Inventory. Our estimates ...

2008| Guido Heineck, Silke Anger
Diskussionspapiere 684 / 2007

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

This paper empirically analyzes whether the character-based approach, which is based 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 previously unemployed persons whose personal characteristics were screened by different methods, namely a one-day assessment center (AC) and a standardized ...

2007| Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos
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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
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Only the Congruent Survive: Personality Similarities in Couples

Numerous studies proved that people tend to select partners that are similar to them with regard to many social and psychological variables. Even though this effect was also found for personality, results are inconsistent and reveal convergence coefficients ranging from negative over zero- to positive correlations. The present study thus aims to investigate personality congruence between spouses and ...

In: Personality and Individual Differences 45 (2008), 6, S. 533-535 | Beatrice Rammstedt, Jürgen Schupp
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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
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The Returns to Cognitive Abilities and Personality Traits in Germany

We provide the first joint evidence on the relationship between individuals' cognitive abilities, their personality and earnings for Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study, we employ scores from an ultra-short IQ-test and a set of measures of personality traits, namely locus of control, reciprocity and all basic items from the Five Factor Personality Inventory. Our estimates ...

In: Labour Economics 17 (2010), 3, S. 535-546 | Guido Heineck, Silke Anger
Diskussionspapiere 1504 / 2015

Childhood Roots of Financial Literacy

Financial literacy predicts informed financial decisions, but what explains financial literacy? We use the concept of financial socialization and aim to represent three major agents of financial socialization: family, school and work. Thus we compile twelve relevant childhood characteristics in a new survey study and examine their relation to financial literacy, while controlling for established socio-demographic ...

2015| Antonia Grohmann, Roy Kouwenberg, Lukas Menkhoff
SOEPpapers 633 / 2014

Economic Growth Evens-out Happiness: Evidence from Six Surveys

In spite of the great U-turn that saw income inequality rise in Western countries in the 1980s, happiness inequality has dropped in countries that have experienced income growth (but not in those that did not). Modern growth has reduced the share of both the "very unhappy" and the "perfectly happy". The extension of public amenities has certainly contributed to this greater happiness homogeneity. This ...

2014| Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Claudia Senik
SOEPpapers 509 / 2012

Haben gebildetere Mütter gewissenhaftere Kinder? Soziale Herkunft und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung im frühkindlichen Alter

Nicht-kognitive Fähigkeiten, die sich als relevant für Berufs- und Lebenserfolg erwiesen haben, wurden von der Soziologie lange nicht berücksichtigt. Ihre Wichtigkeit für die Positionierung in der Gesellschaft rückt sie jedoch mittlerweile immer mehr in den Fokus der soziologischen Ungleichheitsforschung und lässt die Frage aufkommen, inwiefern die Genese dieser Merkmale sozialstrukturell beeinflusst ...

2012| Till Kaiser
SOEPpapers 542 / 2013

Impacts of Parental Health Shocks on Children's Non-cognitive Skills

We examine how parental health shocks affect children's non-cognitive skills. Based on a German mother-and-child data base, we draw on significant changes in self-reported parental health as an exogenous source of health variation to identify effects on outcomes for children at ages of three and six years. At the age of six, we observe that maternal health shocks in the previous three years have significant ...

2013| Franz Westermaier, Brant Morefield, Andrea M. Mühlenweg
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