The causal effect of paternal unemployment on children's personality

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Angelini, Viola; Bertoni, Marco; Corazzini, Luca;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin
  • Subject: J24 | J13 | J64 | C33 | personality traits | unemployment | household behavior | SOEP
    • ddc: ddc:330

Using longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), we show that paternal unemployment has a surprisingly positive causal effect on the "Big 5" personality traits of children aged 17 to 25. In particular, our results from longitudinal value-added models... View more
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