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Diskussionspapiere 367 / 2003

Income Satisfaction Inequality and Its Causes

In this paper, the concept of Income Satisfaction Inequality is operationalized on the basis of individual responses to an Income Satisfaction question posed in the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Income satisfaction is the subjective analogue of the objective income concept and includes objective income inequality as a special case. The paper introduces a method to decompose Income Satisfaction ...

2003| Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Bernard M. S. van Praag
Diskussionspapiere 371 / 2003

Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction: A Test of the Baseline Hypothesis

We use fourteen waves of the German panel data to ask whether individuals, after life and labour market events, return to some baseline wellbeing level. Although the strongest life satisfaction effect is often at the time of the event, significant lag and lead effects are present. Men are more affected by labour market events (unemployment and layoffs) and women by life events (marriage and divorce). ...

2003| Andrew E. Clark, Ed Diener, Yannis Georgellis, Richard E. Lucas
Diskussionspapiere 285 / 2002

Are People Inequality Averse, and Do They Prefer Redistribution by the State? Evidence from German Longitudinal Data on Life Satisfaction

We link life-satisfaction data to inequality of the pre-government income distribution at the regional level, to estimate the degree of inequality aversion. In addition, we investigate whether a reduction in inequality by the state increases individual well-being. We find that Germans are inequality averse over the entire income distribution. However, inequality reduction by the state does not increase ...

2002| Johannes Schwarze, Marco Härpfer

Individual Rationality and Learning: Welfare Expectations in East Germany Post-Reunification

Bonn: IZA, 2002, 21 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 498)
| Paul Frijters, John P. Haisken-DeNew, Michael A. Shields
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2001

Success at Work, Life Patterns, and Overall Life Satisfaction: Changes in the Lives of Men and Women since the 1980s in West Germany

This paper focuses on the structural relationship between family building and upward mobility. Typically this relationship is analyzed for women only, while we include men as well. With new patterns of intimate partnerships and non-traditional families, on the one hand, and a changing labor market, on the other hand, new assertions about their connection have emerged. Using SOEP-data, the possible ...

2001| Angelika Tölke
Diskussionspapiere 252 / 2001

Is There a "Dead-Anyway" Effect in Willingness to Pay for Risk Reduction?

In einem neueren Beitrag diskutieren Pratt and Zeckhauser (JPE, 1996), welches Maß der marginalen Zahlungsbereitschaft (WTP) von Individuen für die Reduktion ihrer Sterbewahrscheinlichkeit bei öffentlichen Entscheidungen über gefahrenerhebliche Projekte verwendet werden sollte. Sie schlagen vor, die gemessene WTP um den so genannten "Dead-anyway"-Effekt zu berichtigen, der besagt, dass die WTP mit ...

2001| Friedrich Breyer, Markus M. Grabka
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2001

Long-Term Labor Force Exit and Economic Well-Being: A Cross-National Comparison of Public and Private Income Support

This paper examines how the economic well-being of households changes after a male household member exits the labor force. We examine, in four countries, labor force exits at various ages and present evidence on household income from various sources before and after the exit occurs. We focus on the rate at which household income is replaced through public and private means after labor force exit. We ...

2001| Richard V. Burkhauser, Dean R. Lillard, Paola M. Valenti

Overtime Work, Overtime Compensation and the Distribution of Economic Well-Being: Evidence for West Germany and Great Britain

Bonn: IZA, 2001, 23, A III S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 318)
| Markus Pannenberg, Gert G. Wagner
Diskussionspapiere 265 / 2001

The Anatomy of Subjective Well-Being

Subjective Well-Being has increasingly been studied by several economists. This paper fits in that literature but takes into account that there are different aspects of life such as health, financial situation, and job. We call them domains. In this paper, we consider Subjective Well-Being as a composite of various domain satisfactions (DS). We postulate a two -layer model where individual Subjective ...

2001| Bernard M. S. van Praag, P. Frijters, Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell
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