Risk aversion and sorting into public sector employment

Research, Preprint German OPEN
Pfeifer, Christian;
(2008)
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Subject: Öffentlicher Dienst | Deutschland | Public sector | Risikoaversion | J24 | Studierende | Lohnstruktur | risk aversion | public sector, risk aversion, sorting, wage differentials | sorting | Berufswahl | wage differentials
    • jel: jel:J31 | jel:J24 | jel:J45
      ddc: ddc:330

This research note uses two German data sets – the large-scale German Socio-Economic Panel and unique data from own student questionnaires – to analyse the relationship between risk aversion and the choice for public sector employment. Main results are: (1) more risk av... View more
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