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SOEPpapers 299 / 2010

Gender Differences in Subjective Well-Being in and out of Management Positions

This study used data from the German Socio-economic Panel to examine gender differences in the extent to which self-reported subjective well-being was associated with occupying a high-level managerial position in the labour market,compared with employment in nonleadership, non-high-level managerial positions, unemployment, and non-labour market participation. Our results indicated that a clear hierarchy ...

2010| Eileen Trzcinski, Elke Holst
SOEPpapers 298 / 2010

Income Comparisons among Neighbours and Life Satisfaction in East and West Germany

A series of studies have suggested that changes in others' income may be perceived differently in post-transition and capitalist societies. This paper draws on the German Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP) matched with micro-marketing indicators of population characteristics in very tightly drawn neighbourhoods to investigate whether reactions to changes in their neighbours' income divide the German ...

2010| Gundi Knies
SOEPpapers 271 / 2010

Inequality Aversion and Risk Attitudes

Using self reported measures of life satisfaction and risk attitudes, we empirically test whether there is a relationship between individuals inequality and risk aversion. The empirical analysis uses the German SOEP household panel for the years 1997 to 2007 to conclude that the negative effect of inequality measured by the sample gini coefficient by year and federal state is larger for those individuals ...

2010| Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Xavier Ramos
DIW Wochenbericht 42 / 2002

Ost- und westdeutsche Jugendliche: Annäherung bei den objektiven Lebensbedingungen stärker als bei der subjektiven Bewertung

Anders als bei der Bevölkerung insgesamt haben sich die ökonomischen und sozialen Lebensbedingungen der Jugendlichen in Deutschland nach der Wiedervereinigung angeglichen. Mit Hilfe der vom DIW Berlin zusammen mit Infratest Sozialforschung erhobenen Daten des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP) kann gezeigt werden, wie sich die Erwerbsbeteiligung und die Bewertung der Lebenssituation der Jugendlichen ...

2002| Bettina Isengard, Thorsten Schneider
SOEPpapers 243 / 2009

Unsicherheit in Zeiten gesellschaftlicher Transformation: zur Entwicklung und Dynamik von Sorgen in der Bevölkerung in Deutschland

The following study describes for Germany the development of subjective insecurity for the last 25 years. The analyses are focused on war and crime, labor and economy, and finally environment. These domains are often discussed in the context of transformation. Based on the data of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) this paper not only covers the question how feelings of insecurity have changed in society ...

2009| Jörg Dittmann
SOEPpapers 242 / 2009

Maternal Life Satisfaction and Child Outcomes: Are They Related?

This paper investigates the association between maternal life satisfaction and the developmental functioning of two- to three-year-old children as well as the socio-emotional behaviorof five- to six-year-old children. We use data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), which allows us to control for a rich set of child and parental characteristics and to use the mother's life satisfaction ...

2009| Eva M. Berger, C. Katharina Spieß
SOEPpapers 135 / 2008

Self-Selection and Subjective Well-Being: Copula Models with an Application to Public and Private Sector Work

We discuss a new approach to specifying and estimating ordered probit models with endogenous switching, or with binary endogenous regressor, based on copula functions. These models provide a framework of analysis for self-selection in economic well-being equations, where assigment of regressors may be choice based, resulting from well-being maximization, rather than random. In an application to public ...

2008| Simon Luechinger, Alois Stutzer, Rainer Winkelmann
SOEPpapers 214 / 2009

Life Satisfaction and Relative Income: Perceptions and Evidence

Using a unique dataset we study both the actual and self-perceived relationship between subjective well-being and income comparisons against a wide range of potential comparison groups, enabling us to investigate a broader range of questions than in previous studies. In questions inserted into a 2008 module of the German-Socio Economic Panel Study we ask subjects to report (a) how their income compares ...

2009| Guy Mayraz, Gert G. Wagner, Jürgen Schupp
SOEPpapers 218 / 2009

Weather and Financial Risk-Taking: Is Happiness the Channel?

Weather variables, and sunshine in particular, are found to be strongly correlated with financial variables. I consider self-reported happiness as a channel through which sunshine affects financial variables. I examine the influence of happiness on risk-taking behavior by instrumenting individual happiness with regional sunshine, and I find that happy people appear to be more risk-averse in financial ...

2009| Cahit Guven
Diskussionspapiere 94 / 1994

Subjective Measures of Economic Well-Being and the Influence of Income Uncertainty

1994| Johannes Schwarze
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