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Der Einfluss von Persönlichkeitseigenschaften und sozialen Ressourcen auf die Arbeitslosigkeitsdauer


  • Arne Uhlendorff


The influence of human capital, the local unemployment rate, the family situation, personal characteristics and the social resources on the individual length of unemployment in Germany are analysed with data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Because of interactions of some covariables with time, an unproportional Cox-regression is estimated. This analysis confirms the results of previous studies, and the consideration of personal characteristics and social resources leads to new additional findings. In West-Germany mobile persons and actors with internal control find a job more easily while in East-Germany social capital has a positive influence on the probability of reemployment. Untersucht wird der Einfluss des Humankapitals, der Arbeitsmarktlage, der familiären Situation sowie der Persönlichkeitseigenschaften und sozialen Ressourcen auf die individuelle Arbeitslosigkeitsdauer anhand des Sozioökonomischen Panels (SOEP) in West- und Ostdeutschland. Es wird eine unproportionale Cox-Regression mit Interaktionseffekten ausgewählter Prädiktoren mit der Zeit geschätzt. Die Ergebnisse vergleichbarer Analysen werden bestätigt und es zeigt sich, dass die Berücksichtigung der üblicherweise vernachlässigten Persönlichkeitseigenschaften und sozialen Ressourcen neue Erkenntnisse liefert. In Westdeutschland finden mobile und internal kontrollierte Arbeitslose schneller eine neue Beschäftigung, während in Ostdeutschland soziales Kapital positive Auswirkungen auf die Beschäftigungswahrscheinlichkeit hat.

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  • Arne Uhlendorff, 2003. "Der Einfluss von Persönlichkeitseigenschaften und sozialen Ressourcen auf die Arbeitslosigkeitsdauer," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 338, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp338

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    1. Arne Uhlendorff & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2014. "Unemployment Dynamics among Migrants and Natives," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 81(322), pages 348-367, April.
    2. Judith Offerhaus, 2013. "The Type to Train?: Impacts of Personality Characteristics on Further Training Participation," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 531, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    3. Katja Coneus & Johannes Gernandt & Marianne Saam, 2009. "Noncognitive Skills, School Achievements and Educational Dropout," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 176, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    4. Caliendo, Marco & Uhlendorff, Arne, 2011. "Determinanten des Suchverhaltens von Arbeitslosen : ausgewählte Erkenntnisse basierend auf dem IZA Evaluationsdatensatz (Determinants of the search behavior of the unemployed : selected results based ," Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung - Journal for Labour Market Research, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 44(1/2), pages 119-125.
    5. Geishecker, Ingo, 2008. "The impact of international outsourcing on individual employment security: A micro-level analysis," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(3), pages 291-314, June.
    6. Caliendo, Marco & Uhlendorff, Arne, 2010. "Determinanten des Suchverhaltens von Arbeitslosen: Ausgewählte Erkenntnisse basierend auf dem IZA Evaluationsdatensatz," IZA Discussion Papers 5379, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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