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  • SOEPpapers 210 / 2009

    Does Relative Income Matter? Are the Critics Right?

    Do other peoples' incomes reduce the happiness which people in advanced countries experience from any given income? And does this help to explain why in the U.S., Germany and some other advanced countries, happiness has been constant for many decades? The answer to both questions is "Yes". We provide 4 main pieces of evidence. 1) In the U.S. General Survey (repeated samples since 1972) comparator income ...

    2009| Richard Layard, Guy Mayraz, Stephen Nickell
  • Externe Monographien

    Inequality and Happiness: When Perceived Social Mobility and Economic Reality Do Not Match

    München: CESifo, 2010, 41 S.
    (CESifo Working Papers ; 3216)
    | Christian Bjørnskov, Axel Dreher, Justina A. V. Fischer, Jan Schnellenbach
  • 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 760 / 2015

    Sowing the Wind and Reaping the Whirlwind? The Effect of Wind Turbines on Residential Well-Being

    We investigate the effect of the physical presence of wind turbines on residential well-being in Germany, using panel data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and a unique novel panel data set on more than 20,000 wind turbines for the time period between 2000 and 2012. Using a Geographical Information System (GIS), we calculate the proximity between households and the nearest wind turbine as ...

    2015| Christian Krekel, Alexander Zerrahn
  • SOEPpapers 520 / 2012

    The Impact of the German Child Benefit on Child Well-Being

    The German Child Benefit ("Kindergeld") is paid to legal guardians of children as a cash benefit. This study employs exogenous variations in the amount of child benefit received by households to investigate the extent to which these various changes have translated into an improvement in the circumstances of children related to their well-being. I use the German Socio-Economic Panel to estimate the ...

    2012| Christian Raschke
  • SOEPpapers 728 / 2015

    The Greener, the Happier? The Effects of Urban Green and Abandoned Areas on Residential Well-Being

    This paper investigates the effects of urban green and abandoned areas on residential well-being in major German cities, using panel data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) for the time period between 2000 and 2012 and cross-section data from the European Urban Atlas (EUA) for the year 2006. Using a Geographical Information System (GIS), it calculates the distance to urban green and abandoned ...

    2015| Christian Krekel, Jens Kolbe, Henry Wüstemann
  • SOEPpapers 448 / 2012

    Migrant's Pursuit of Happiness: The Impact of Adaption, Social Comparison and Relative Deprivation; Evidence from a 'Natural' Experiment

    The German reunification, which several economists have called a 'natural' experiment, provides the unique possibility to inquire the impact of migration on subjective well-being (SWB). The main goal of the research is to assessing the impact of adaptation, social comparison and relative deprivation on the change in SWB associated with moving from Eastern to Western Germany after the German reunification ...

    2012| Silvia Maja Melzer, Ruud J. Muffels
  • SOEPpapers 791 / 2015

    Moving to an Earnings-Related Parental Leave System: Do Heterogeneous Effects on Parents Make Some Children Worse Off?

    Can moving to an earnings-related parental leave system influence children’s wellbeing and are heterogeneous effects on parents carried over to the entire family, making special groups of children worse off than others? To answer this question, this study exploits a large and unanticipated parental leave reform in Germany as a natural experiment. By replacing a means-tested by an earnings-related system ...

    2015| Katrin Huber
  • SOEPpapers 600 / 2013

    Mental Illness and Unhappiness

    This paper is a contribution to the second World Happiness Report. It makes five main points. 1. Mental health is the biggest single predictor of life-satisfaction. This is so in the UK, Germany and Australia even if mental health is included with a six-year lag. It explains more of the variance of life-satisfaction in the population of a country than physical health does, and much more than unemployment ...

    2013| Richard Layard, Dan Chisholm, Vikram Patel, Shekhar Saxena
  • 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
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