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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
Diskussionspapiere 356 / 2003

Environment and Happiness: Valuation of Air Pollution in Ten European Countries

This paper uses a set of panel data from happiness surveys, jointly with data on per capita income and pollution, to examine how self-reported well-being varies with prosperity and environmental conditions. This approach permits to show that citizens care about prosperity and the environment, and to calculate the trade-off people are willing to make between them. The paper finds that air pollution ...

2003| Heinz Welsch
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 558 / 2006

Setting the Set Point: Initial Predictors of Life Satisfaction in Early Adulthood

In this article, we examine the patterns of association among a number of different factors that may contribute to differences in the initial baseline level of subjective well-being among young people in transition to adulthood. By examining the nature and patterns of these associations, we intend to identify potential areas where strategies may be developed-at the individual, micro, or macro level ...

2006| Eileen Trzcinski, Elke Holst
Diskussionspapiere 650 / 2006

Is the Regional Perspective Useful? Rural and Urban Quality of Life ; an Assessment

In Germany, processes can be observed that have long been out of keeping with the principle of equality of opportunity. Unemployment is concentrated in the structurally weak peripheral areas, in Eastern Germany in particular; emigration of young and better-educated people to the West is not diminishing, but contrary to expectation is again on the increase; aging pro-cesses have set in already, and ...

2006| Annette Spellerberg, Denis Huschka, Roland Habich
Diskussionspapiere 646 / 2006

Welfare Effects of the Euro Cash Changeover

Using merged data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), this paper applies a parametric difference-in-differences approach to assess the real effects of the introduction of the Euro on subjective well-being. A complementary nonparametric approach is also used to analyze the impact of difficulties with the new currency on well-being. The results indicate ...

2006| Christoph Wunder, Johannes Schwarze, Gerhard Krug, Bodo Herzog
SOEPpapers 635 / 2014

A Weighty Issue Revisited: The Dynamic Effect of Body Weight on Earnings and Satisfaction in Germany

We estimate the relationship between changes in the body mass index (bmi) and wages or satisfaction, respectively, in a panel of German employees. In contrast to previous literature, the dynamic models indicate that there is an inverse u-shaped association between bmi and wages among young workers. Among young male workers, work satisfaction is affected beyond the effect on earnings. Our finding of ...

2014| Frieder Kropfhäußer, Marco Sunder
SOEPpapers 398 / 2011

Comparing the Predictive Power of Subjective and Objective Health Indicators: Changes in Hand Grip Strength and Overall Satisfaction with Life as Predictors of Mortality

Self-reported measures of health are generally treated as weak measures of respondents' objective health status. On the other hand, most surveys use self-reported health to measure health status and to determine the effects of a range of other socio-economic characteristics of the local environment on individual health. It is therefore of interest to the public health research community to verify the ...

2011| Jens Ambrasat, Jürgen Schupp, Gert G. Wagner
SOEPpapers 388 / 2011

Arbeitszufriedenheit und Persönlichkeit: "Wer schaffen will, muss fröhlich sein!"

The research on job satisfaction has a long history and is one of the most intensively studied subjects - not only in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. The various studies can roughly be classified into situational, dispositional, and hybrid approaches, depending on whether working conditions, personality traits or their interaction are emphasized as determinants. So far, only ...

2011| Simon Fietze
SOEPpapers 376 / 2011

Are Self-Employed Really Happier than Employees? An Approach Modelling Adaptation and Anticipation Effects to Self-Employment and General Job Changes

Empirical analyses using cross-sectional and panel data found significantly higher levels of job satisfaction for self-employed than for employees. We argue that those estimates in previous studies might be biased by neglecting anticipation and adaptation effects. For testing we specify several models accounting for anticipation and adaptation to self-employment and job changes. Based on data from ...

2011| Dominik Hanglberger, Joachim Merz
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