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Individual Risk Attitudes: Measurement, Determinants and Behavioral Consequences
This paper studies risk attitudes using a large representative survey and a complementary experiment conducted with a representative subject pool in subjects’ homes. Using a question asking peopleExpand
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The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) - Evolution, Scope and Enhancements
After the introduction in Section 2, we very briefly sketch out current theoretical and empirical developments in the social sciences. In our view, they all point in the same direction: toward theExpand
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The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP): Scope, Evolution and Enhancements
After the introduction in Section 2, we very briefly sketch out current theoretical and empirical developments in the social sciences. In our view, they all point in the same direction: toward theExpand
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Genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depressive symptoms and neuroticism identified through genome-wide analyses
Very few genetic variants have been associated with depression and neuroticism, likely because of limitations on sample size in previous studies. Subjective well-being, a phenotype that isExpand
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Short assessment of the Big Five: robust across survey methods except telephone interviewing
We examined measurement invariance and age-related robustness of a short 15-item Big Five Inventory (BFI–S) of personality dimensions, which is well suited for applications in large-scaleExpand
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Das Sozio-oekonomische Panel (SOEP): Multidisziplinäres Haushaltspanel und Kohortenstudie für Deutschland – Eine Einführung (für neue Datennutzer) mit einem Ausblick (für erfahrene Anwender)
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The longitudinal study German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) has been working for a quarter of a century as part of international research infractructure for the measurement of biographical developments for basicresearch and policy advice in the social, economic, and behavioral sciences. Expand
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In the Aftermath of Dresden: New Directions in German Flood Insurance
The German flood disaster of summer 2002 highlighted a dilemma concerning insurance against damages caused by natural forces. On the one hand, mindful of the rising incidence of natural disasters,Expand
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Wage Effects of the Move toward Free Markets in East Germany
This analysis of data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) for the years 1989–91 illuminates important changes in the structure of wages that were occurring in the former East Germany duringExpand
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