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dc.contributor.authorBonin, Holgeren_US
dc.contributor.authorConstant, Amelie F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTatsiramos, Konstantinosen_US
dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Klaus F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:47:54Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:47:54Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18551-
dc.description.abstractThe paper investigates the role of social norms as a determinant of individual attitudes by analyzing risk proclivity reported by immigrants and natives in a unique representative German survey. We employ factor analysis to construct measures of immigrants? ethnic persistence and assimilation. The estimated effect of these measures on risk proclivity suggests that adaptation to the attitudes of the majority population closes the immigrant-native gap in risk proclivity, while stronger commitment to the home country preserves it. As risk attitudes are behaviorally relevant, and vary by ethnic origin, our results could also help explain differences in economic assimilation of immigrants.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIW Discussion Papers |x658en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ82en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelD81en_US
dc.subject.jelD1en_US
dc.subject.jelJ62en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRisk attitudesen_US
dc.subject.keywordethnic persistenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordassimilationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsecond generation effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwRisikopräferenzen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Normen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleEthnic Persistence, Assimilation and Risk Proclivityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn523978537en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp658en_US

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