Thema Wohlbefinden

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SOEPpapers 1102 / 2020

Are the Losers of Communism the Winners of Capitalism? The Effects of Conformism in the GDR on Transition Success

Following the fall of the Iron Curtain it was important for the acceptance of the new economic and political system that the former Communist elites did not maintain their privileges, and that protesters, who helped to overturn the old system, improved their situation. With newly available panel data on East Germany’s socialist past, the German Democratic Republic, we analyze how former Communist elites, ...

2020| Max Deter
SOEPpapers 1087 / 2020

Psychische Krise durch Covid-19? Sorgen sinken, Einsamkeit steigt, Lebenszufriedenheit bleibt stabil

Die vorliegende Studie vergleicht das Niveau der selbstberichteten psychischen Gesundheit und des Wohlbefindens in Deutschland zu Beginn der Corona-Krise (April 2020) mit den der Vorjahre. Die Zufriedenheit mit der Gesundheit steigt über alle Bevölkerungsgruppen hinweg deutlich an, während Sorgen um die Gesundheit über alle Gruppen deutlich sinken. Dies deutet darauf hin, dass die aktuelle Einschätzung ...

2020| Theresa Entringer, Hannes Kröger, Jürgen Schupp, Simon Kühne, Stefan Liebig, Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka, Daniel Graeber, Martin Kroh, Carsten Schröder, Johannes Seebauer, Sabine Zinn
Diskussionspapiere 1877 / 2020

Make Sure the Kids are OK: Indirect Effects of Ground-Level Ozone on Well-Being

This paper uses a panel of German individuals and highly granular pollution data to test if air pollution affects adults’ well-being indirectly through the health of their children. Results show that ozone decreases the well-being of individuals with children while not affecting persons without kids. We confirm the same effect for fine particulate matter and sulfur dioxide. Concerning the mechanism, ...

2020| Julia Rechlitz, Luis Sarmiento, Aleksandar Zaklan
DIW aktuell 46 / 2020

Einsam, aber resilient – Die Menschen haben den Lockdown besser verkraftet als vermutet

Die Eindämmungsmaßnahmen im Zuge der Corona-Ausbreitung haben das Leben vieler Menschen in Deutschland grundlegend geändert. Welche Konsequenzen dies neben ökonomischen Folgen auch für die psychische Gesundheit der Bevölkerung hat, darüber wurde in den vergangenen Wochen viel spekuliert. Die ökonomische Unsicherheit, die Mehrbelastung durch Homeoffice oder Kinderbetreuung und die fehlenden sozialen ...

2020| Theresa Entringer, Hannes Kröger
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The Impact of Publicly Funded Childcare on Parental WellBeing: Evidence from CutOff Rules

As more and more countries consider expanding public childcare provision, it is important to have a comprehensive understanding of its implications for families. This article adds to the existing literature by investigating the effect of publicly funded childcare on parental subjective well-being. To establish causality, I exploit cut-off rules introduced following the implementation of a legal claim ...

In: European Journal of Population 36 (2020), 2, S. 171-196 | Sophia Schmitz
DIW aktuell 35 / 2020

Akzeptanz der einschränkenden Corona-Maßnahmen bleibt trotz Lockerungen hoch

Die wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Einschränkungen durch die Corona-Maßnahmen hat die große Mehrheit der Deutschen mit Disziplin mitgetragen. Sogar am Osterwochenende hielt sich die Bevölkerung an die weitreichenden Kontaktbeschränkungen. Doch nun wecken selektive Lockerungsmaßnahmen, also die Wiedereröffnung von vielen Geschäften und öffentlichen Einrichtungen wie Schulen, die Hoffnung auf die Rückkehr ...

2020| Gert G. Wagner, Simon Kühne, Nico A. Siegel
SOEPpapers 1071 / 2020

Income Distribution and the Fear of Crime: Evidence from Germany

We here explore the link between individual concerns about crime and the distribution of income in Germany. We make use of 1995-2017 microdata from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) to show that both individual polarization and relative deprivation have statistically-significant effects on reported concerns about crime, while relative satisfaction plays no role. At the aggregate level, the main ...

2020| Michelle Acampora, Conchita D'Ambrosio, Markus M. Grabka
SOEPpapers 1068 / 2020

The Impact of Having Children on Domain-Specific Life Satisfaction: A Quasi-Experimental Longitudinal Investigation Using the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) Data

Longitudinal studies have documented improvements in parents’ life satisfaction due to childbearing, followed by postpartum adaptation back to baseline. However, the details underlying this process remain largely unexplored. Based on past literature, set-point theory, and results from an exploratory sample, we investigated empirically how first childbirth affected satisfaction with specific domains ...

2020| Michael D. Krämer, Joseph L. Rodgers
SOEPpapers 1066 / 2020

Who is Thinking of Leaving Germany? The Role of Postmaterialism, Risk Attitudes, and Life-Satisfaction on Emigration Intentions of German Nationals

The subject of emigration from affluent countries, such as Germany, raises the question of who are more likely to leave their highly-industrialized countries known for high living standards, stable political scene and prosperous economy. Using the theory of postmaterialism (Inglehart, 1997) this paper explores emigration intentions of German nationals taking into account country’s specific socio-economic ...

2020| Elena Samarsky
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