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Analyzing "Sustainable Wealth" Indicators for Evaluating the Contribution of a Regional Industrial Sector toward Quality of Life and Sustainable Development

In: Richard J. Estes (Ed.) , Advancing Quality of Life in a Turbulent World
Berlin [u.a.] : Springer
S. 85-102
Social Indicators Research Series ; 29
| Martina Schäfer, Lydia Illge
SOEPpapers 32 / 2007

Quantifying the Psychological Costs of Unemployment: The Role of Permanent Income

Unemployment causes significant losses in the quality of life. In addition to reducing individual income, it also creates non-pecuniary, psychological costs. We quantify these non-pecuniary losses by using the life satisfaction approach. In contrast to previous studies, we apply Friedman's (1957) permanent income hypothesis by distinguishing between temporary and permanent effects of income changes. ...

2007| Andreas Knabe, Steffen Rätzel
Diskussionspapiere 697 / 2007

Keeping up with the Schmidts: An Empirical Test of Relative Deprivation Theory in the Neighbourhood Context

We test empirically whether people's life satisfaction depends on their relative income position in the neighbourhood, drawing on a unique dataset, the German Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP) matched with micro-marketing indicators of population characteristics. Relative deprivation theory suggests that individuals are happier the better their relative income position in the neighbourhood is. To test ...

2007| Gundi Knies, Simon Burgess, Carol Propper
Diskussionspapiere 558 / 2006

Setting the Set Point: Initial Predictors of Life Satisfaction in Early Adulthood

In this article, we examine the patterns of association among a number of different factors that may contribute to differences in the initial baseline level of subjective well-being among young people in transition to adulthood. By examining the nature and patterns of these associations, we intend to identify potential areas where strategies may be developed-at the individual, micro, or macro level ...

2006| Eileen Trzcinski, Elke Holst
Diskussionspapiere 556 / 2006

Longer Life, Higher Welfare?

Whereas life expectancy continues to increase in most industrialized countries many developing and transition countries are today confronted with decreases in life expectancy. Usual measures employed to compare welfare over time and space fail to deal with such demographic change and may lead to the so-called 'repugnant' conclusion that lower life expectancy involves higher welfare per capita. We illustrate ...

2006| Michael Grimm, Kenneth Harttgen
Diskussionspapiere 639 / 2006

Life Goals Matter to Happiness: A Revision of Set-Point Theory

Using data from the long-running German Socio-Economic Panel Survey (SOEP), this paper provides evidence that life goals matter substantially to subjective well-being (SWB). Nonzero sum goals, which include commitment to family, friends and social and political involvement, promote life satisfaction. Zero sum goals, including commitment to career success and material gains, appear detrimental to life ...

2006| Bruce Headey
Diskussionspapiere 646 / 2006

Welfare Effects of the Euro Cash Changeover

Using merged data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), this paper applies a parametric difference-in-differences approach to assess the real effects of the introduction of the Euro on subjective well-being. A complementary nonparametric approach is also used to analyze the impact of difficulties with the new currency on well-being. The results indicate ...

2006| Christoph Wunder, Johannes Schwarze, Gerhard Krug, Bodo Herzog
Diskussionspapiere 650 / 2006

Is the Regional Perspective Useful? Rural and Urban Quality of Life ; an Assessment

In Germany, processes can be observed that have long been out of keeping with the principle of equality of opportunity. Unemployment is concentrated in the structurally weak peripheral areas, in Eastern Germany in particular; emigration of young and better-educated people to the West is not diminishing, but contrary to expectation is again on the increase; aging pro-cesses have set in already, and ...

2006| Annette Spellerberg, Denis Huschka, Roland Habich
Diskussionspapiere 623 / 2006

Marriage Matters: Spousal Similarity in Life Satisfaction

Examined the concurrent and cross-lagged spousal similarity in life satisfaction over a 21-year period. Analyses were based on married couples (N = 847) in the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Concurrent spousal similarity was considerably higher than one-year retest similarity, revealing spousal similarity in the variable component of life satisfac-tion. Spousal similarity systematically decreased ...

2006| Ulrich Schimmack, Richard Lucas
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Reference Groups and Individual Deprivation

We provide an axiomatization of Yitzhaki's index of individual deprivation. Our result differs from an earlier characterization due to Ebert and Moyes in the way the reference group of an individual is represented in the model.

In: Economics Letters 90 (2006), 3, S. 421-426 | Walter Bossert, Conchita D'Ambrosio
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