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Individualism and the Formation of Human Capital


We estimate how the cultural trait of individualism affects cognitive skills using a large international adult skill test. In an epidemiological approach, we exploit home-country variation in individualism of migrants within destination countries, eliminating cross-country differences in educational and labor-market institutions. Constructing a novel individualism measure at the personal level, a second approach ensures that individualism is not confounded by other country-of-origin characteristics. A third approach exploits within-country between-native variation. Consistently across the three approaches, one standard deviation in individualism is associated with about 0.3 standard deviations higher numeracy skills. Individualists also have larger skill gains over time.

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Beginn des Projekts:2018
Projektleitung:Hartinger, Katharina
Beteiligte Personen:Wiederhold, Prof. Dr. Simon
Resnjanskij, Dr. Sven
Ruhose, Prof. Dr. Jens
Finanzierung des Projekts:Aus Lehrstuhletat (intern)
Schlagwörter:culture, Kultur, individualism, Individualismus, kognitive Kompetenzen, Humankapital, cognitive skills, human capital
Eingestellt am: 17. Mai 2019 10:24
Letzte Änderung: 20. Jul 2023 03:35
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