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SOEPpapers 441 / 2012

Income Comparisons and Non-cognitive Skills

People gain utility from occupying a higher ranked position in the income distribution of the reference group. This paper investigates whether these gains depend on an individual's set of non-cognitive skills. Using the 2000-2008 waves of the German Socioeconomic Panel dataset (SOEP), a subjective question on Life Satisfaction, and three different sets of non-cognitive skills indicators, we find significant ...

2012| Santi Budria, Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell
SOEPpapers 428 / 2011

Gefühlte Unsicherheit: Deprivationsängste und Abstiegssorgen der Bevölkerung in Deutschland

The question of what our economy and standard of living will look like in the future is a topic that concerns many today. This article deals with expectations for the future in the German population with regard to economic prosperity and social risks. It seeks to assess the prevalence of concerns about economic prosperity and fears of falling into precarious economic situations among the German population. ...

2011| Nadine M. Schöneck, Steffen Mau, Jürgen Schupp
SOEPpapers 575 / 2013

Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Equivalence Scales for West Germany Based on Subjective Data on Life Satisfaction

The present study calculates variable, cross-sectional as well as longitudinal equivalence scales on the basis of the German 1984-2010 Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) database for West Germany. It follows the "individual variant" for calculating subjective equivalence scales using "life satisfaction" as a proxy variable for "utility". The cross-sectional scale estimates are characterized by relatively ...

2013| Jürgen Faik
SOEPpapers 549 / 2013

Direct Evidence on Income Comparisons and Subjective Well-Being

Subjective well-being (SWB) is generally argued to rise with relative income. However, direct evidence is scarce on whether and how intensively individuals undertake income comparisons, to whom they relate, and what they perceive their relative income to be. In this paper, novel data with direct information on income comparison intensity and perceived relative income with respect to predetermined reference ...

2013| Laszlo Goerke, Markus Pannenberg

Household Survey Data for Research on Well-Being and Behavior in Central Asia

This paper summarizes the micro-level survey evidence from Central Asia generated and analyzed between 1991 and 2012. We provide an exhaustive overview over all accessible individual and household-level surveys undertaken in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - and of all English-language academic papers published using these datasets. We argue that Central Asia is a fascinating ...

Bonn: IZA, 2012, 39 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 7055)
| Tilman Brück, Damir Esenaliev, Antje Kroeger, Alma Kudebayeva, Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Susan Steiner
SOEPpapers 178 / 2009

Maternal Employment and Happiness: The Effect of Non-Participation and Part-Time Employment on Mothers' Life Satisfaction

In contrast to unemployment, the effect of non-participation and parttime employment on subjective well-being has much less frequently been the subject of economists' investigations. In Germany, many women with dependent children are involuntarily out of the labor force or in part-time employment because of family constraints (e.g., due to lack of available and appropriate childcare). Using data from ...

2009| Eva M. Berger
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
SOEPpapers 219 / 2009

Reversing the Question: Does Happiness Affect Consumption and Savings Behavior?

I examine the impact of happiness on consumption and savings behavior using data from the DNB Household Survey from the Netherlands and the German Socio-Economic Panel. Instrumenting individual happiness with regional sunshine, the results suggest that happier people save more, spend less, and have a lower marginal propensity to consume. Happier people take more time for making decisions and have more ...

2009| Cahit Guven
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