Person

Sarah C. Dahmann

Working paper

Self-control: determinants, life outcomes and intergenerational implications

This paper studies self-control in a nationally representative sample. Using the well-established Tangney scale to measure trait self-control, we find that people's age, as well as the political and economic institutions they are exposed to, has an economically meaningful impact on their level of self-control.
Working paper

Intergenerational disadvantage: learning about equal opportunity from social assistance receipt

Research suggests that parental disadvantage may be more harmful to children’s later life outcomes if it is more strongly driven by circumstances rather than personal choice.