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Peer-Reviewed journal articles
Preuss, M. and Hennecke, J. (in press) – Biased by Success and Failure: How Unemployment Shapes Locus of Control. Accepted at Labour Economics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2018.05.007
Preuss M. and Hennecke, J. (2017) – Biased by Success and Failure: How Unemployment Shapes Stated Locus of Control. SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research. No. 943. DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). [Details & Download]
Preuss, M. and Hennecke, J. (2017) – Biased by Success and Failure: How Unemployment Shapes Stated Locus of Control.Freie Universität Berlin. School of Business & Economics. Discussion Paper. No. 2017/29. [Details & Download]
Caliendo, M., Cobb-Clark, D.A., Hennecke, J. and Uhlendorff, A. (2015) – Job Search, Locus of Control, and Internal Migration. IZA Discussion Paper No. 9600. [Details & Download]
other versions: Caliendo et al. (2016) – Job Search, Locus of Control, and Internal Migration. SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No.818, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). [Details & Download]
Work in Progress
The Independent Woman – Locus of Control and Female Labor Force Participation (job-market paper)
While the majority of economic studies on female labor force participation relies on monetary incentives in order to explain the labor supply decision of women, the research on non-monetary and psychological factors is still relatively scarce. Based on existing findings from other important issues of labor economics such as mobility, job-search, occupational choice and human capital investment, this paper focuses on the role of the personality trait locus of control for the explanation of a woman’s participation decisions. As locus of control measures an individual’s subjective belief about the importance of own efforts for life outcomes, I introduce it into the participation equation by assuming that it increases the importance of non-pecuniary incentives for working. Internal women are assumed to derive more utility from economic autonomy and independence. Based on the hypotheses, I empirically analyze whether LOC affects a woman’s probability to participate in the labor force using German panel data from the SOEP with a random effects logit model in a reduced form approach. I find strong indication for a significant positive relationship. Women with an internal LOC are significantly more likely to participate in the labor market as compared to women with a low LOC. This relationship is only observable for cohabitated women. In addition, the empirical analysis identifies a heterogeneity of the relationship regarding region of living and birth cohort. Women in West Germany and women from older cohorts are affected by their LOC more strongly.