Members of German Federal Parliament More Risk-Loving Than General Population


Heß, Moritz ; Scheve, Christian von ; Schupp, Jürgen ; Wagner, Gert G.


URL: https://www.diw.de/documents/publikationen/73/diw_...
Additional URL: https://gess.uni-mannheim.de/fileadmin/gess_db/Pub...
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2013
The title of a journal, publication series: SOEP papers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research
Volume: 546
Place of publication: Berlin
Publishing house: DIW
ISSN: 1864-6689
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences- CDSS (Social Sciences)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
320 Political science
Abstract: The article analyzes the question of whether career politicians differ systematically from the general population in terms of their attitudes toward risk. A written survey of members of the 17th German Bundestag in late 2011 identified their risk attitudes, and the survey data was set in relation to respondents to the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) for the survey year 2009 (2002 through 2012). Compared with the population surveyed in the SOEP, members of the German parliament display a considerably higher general risk appetite, which is highly significant. For different areas of risk, last surveyed in the SOEP in 2009, the members of parliament had significantly stronger risk-loving attitudes across virtually all indicators and risk categories surveyed than the comparison groups of SOEP respondents.
Additional information: Online-Ressource

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.




+ Citation Example and Export

Heß, Moritz ; Scheve, Christian von ; Schupp, Jürgen ; Wagner, Gert G. (2013) Members of German Federal Parliament More Risk-Loving Than General Population. SOEP papers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research Berlin 546 [Working paper]


+ Search Authors in

+ Page Views

Hits per month over past year

Detailed information



You have found an error? Please let us know about your desired correction here: E-Mail


Actions (login required)

Show item Show item