She's Leaving Home: A Large Sample Investigation of the Empty Nest Syndrome
October 11, 2018 12:30 - 13:30
Karl Popper RoomDIW BerlinRoom 2.3.020Mohrenstr. 5810117 Berlin
This presentation presents recent research about the Empty Nest Syndrome using the SOEP. Using life satisfaction, the investigation considers the subjective well-being of mothers and/or fathers following the departure of the last child from the parental home. Following a brief literature review and discussion of economic considerations, empirical results are presented from both fixed effects analysis and entropy balancing. In both cases, evidence for the existence of an Empty nest Syndrome are found. Moderators and confounders are also uncovered, highlighting what may exacerbate or ameliorate somewhat the lower well-being of new Empty Nesters.