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Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Returns to Scale Using a Digital Platform Merger

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

04.11.2019| Chiara Farronato
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One Size Does Not Fit All: Alternative Values-Based ‘Recipes’ for Life Satisfaction

In most previous research on the determinants of Life Satisfaction (LS), there has been an implicit assumption that ‘one size fits all’. That is, it has usually been assumed that the covariates of LS are the same for everyone, or at least everyone in the Western world. In this paper, using data from the long-running German Socio-Economic Panel (1984-), we estimate statistical models to assess the effects ...

In: Social Indicators Research 145 (2019), 2, S. 581-613 | Bruce Headey, Gert G. Wagner

Evaluating the Non-Monetary Impacts of Major Events, Infrastructure, and Institutions

Paris: Paris School of Economics, 2017, XVIII, 336 S. | Christian Krekel
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Capturing Affective Well-Being in Daily Life with the Day Reconstruction Method: A Refined View on Positive and Negative Affect

In the last years, there has been a shift from traditional measurements of affective well-being to approaches such as the day reconstruction method (DRM). While the traditional approaches often assess trait level differences in well-being, the DRM allows examining affective dynamics in everyday contexts. The latter may ultimately explain why some people feel more happy than others (e.g., because they ...

In: Journal of Happiness Studies 20 (2019), 2, S. 641-663 | Dave Möwisch, Florian Schmiedek, David Richter, Annette Brose
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Successfully Striving for Happiness: Socially Engaged Pursuits Predict Increases in Life Satisfaction

Happiness is considered a highly desirable attribute, but whether or not individuals can actively steer their lives toward greater well-being is an open empirical question. In this study, respondents from a representative German sample reported, in text format, ideas for how they could improve their life satisfaction. We investigated which of these ideas predicted changes in life satisfaction 1 year ...

In: Psychological Science 29 (2018), 8, S. 1291–1298 | Julia M. Rohrer, David Richter, Martin Brümmer, Gert G. Wagner, Stefan C. Schmukle
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Worries Across Time and Age in the German Socio-Economic Panel Study

We investigate how indicators of dissatisfaction—worries about a variety of life domains such as health, the state of the economy, and immigration—change across time and age in Germany based on Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) data. As expected, contemporary world events influenced respondents’ worries. For example, worries about peace peaked in 2003, the year of the Iraq War; worries about both immigration ...

In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 181 (2021), S. 332-343 | Julia M. Rohrer, Martin Bruemmer, Jürgen Schupp, Gert G. Wagner
SOEPpapers 1065 / 2019

Do(n’t) Worry, It’s Temporary: The Effects of Fixed‑Term Employment on Affective Well‑Being

This paper examines the impact of fixed-term employment on the affective and cognitive well-being of employees operationalized by the subjective frequency of the basic emotions of happiness, sadness, fear and anger as well as life satisfaction. Longitudinal effects were analysed across 10 waves of sampling from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), an annual representative survey in Germany. Random effects ...

2019| Paul Schumann, Lars Kuchinke
SOEPpapers 995 / 2018

The Empirical Content of Marital Surplus in Matching Models

This note investigates the extent to which structural estimates of marital surplus are informative about subjective well-being and separation. We first estimate the marital surplus using a simple matching model of the marriage market with perfectly transferable utility and heterogeneity in tastes applied to a rich German panel dataset. We then show that these estimates of the marital surplus are negatively ...

2018| Karina Doorley, Arnaud Dupuy, Simon Weber
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Satisfaction with life and tourism: empirical investigation on a case of Germany

Impact of tourism on lives of residents is of great importance for tourism industry for a range of reasons. Tourism development is undertaken in order to promote economic prosperity of the destination to improve wellbeing of residents. On the other hand, support from residents is of great importance for achieving positive overall experience for tourists.In a series of works we investigated...

11.04.2019| Oksana Tokarchuk (Competence Centre in Tourism Management and Tourism Economics (TOMTE))
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

She's Leaving Home: A Large Sample Investigation of the Empty Nest Syndrome

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,...

11.10.2018| Alan Piper
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