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Wie nachhaltig prägen uns politische Systeme? Evidenz aus der zweiten Dekade des Wiedervereinigungsprozesses


  • Guido Heineck
  • Bernd Süßmuth


Der vorliegende Beitrag untersucht die „mentalen" Diskrepanzen und Unterschiede in der Auffassung ökonomisch relevanter Präferenzparameter wie Vertrauen und Risikoeinstellung zwischen Ost- und Westdeutschen und geht der Frage nach: Ist Konvergenz bei den untersuchten Größen zwischen Ost und West zu beobachten? Im Ergebnis lässt sich feststellen, dass tatsächlich in einigen ökonomisch relevanten Dimensionen auch nach 20 Jahren Wiedervereinigungsprozess noch Ost-West-Unterschiede bestehen. Hinsichtlich der Risikoeinstellung wurde der Annäherungsprozess in der zweiten Dekade nach der Wiedervereinigung abgeschlossen. Für das allgemeinste Maß sozialen Vertrauens wird vollständige Konvergenz voraussichtlich in etwa zehn Jahren erreicht. Für Ost-West-Unterschiede in der Wahrnehmung von Fairness und Kooperationsbereitschaft ist bisher keine statistisch signifikante Annäherung messbar.

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  • Guido Heineck & Bernd Süßmuth, 2011. "Wie nachhaltig prägen uns politische Systeme? Evidenz aus der zweiten Dekade des Wiedervereinigungsprozesses," ifo Dresden berichtet, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 18(02), pages 23-26, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ifodre:v:18:y:2011:i:02:p:23-26

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    1. Moritz Heß & Christian von Scheve & Jürgen Schupp & Gert G. Wagner, 2013. "Sind Politiker risikofreudiger als das Volk?: Eine empirische Studie zu Mitgliedern des Deutschen Bundestags," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 545, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).

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