Self-esteem and earnings

Research, Preprint English OPEN
Drago, Francesco;
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Subject: Self-esteem | USA | Bildungsinvestition | Pers√∂nlichkeitspsychologie | self-esteem, wages, NLSY | J13 | wages | NLSY | Erwartungstheorie | Einkommen
    • jel: jel:J30 | jel:J13
      ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanisms | humanities | social sciences

Recent research in economics suggests a positive association between self-esteem and earnings. A major problem in this literature is that from simple cross-sectional wage regressions it is not possible to conclude that self-esteem has a causal impact on earnings. While ... View more
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