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SOEPpapers 256 / 2009

Wohlstandspolarisierung, Verteilungskonflikte und Ungleichheitswahrnehmungen in Deutschland

The connections between the polarization of living conditions, social conflicts concerning the distribution of resources and the perception of social inequality in Germany will be picked out as a central theme. By means of empirical findings it becomes clear that the degree of inequality and polarization with respect to the living conditions - both measured by the wellbeing indicator income - has increased ...

2009| Jürgen Faik, Jens Becker
Diskussionspapiere 262 / 2001

The Subjective Costs of Health Losses Due to Chronic Diseases: An Alternative Model for Monetary Appraisal

This paper proposes a method to evaluate health losses or gains by looking at the impact on well-being of a change in health status. The paper presents estimates of the equivalent income change that would be necessary to change general satisfaction with life to the same extent as a change in health satisfaction would do. In other words, we estimate the income equivalent of health changes. Next, the ...

2001| Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Bernard M. S. van Praag
Monographien

Individual Rationality and Learning: Welfare Expectations in East Germany Post-Reunification

Bonn: IZA, 2002, 21 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 498)
| Paul Frijters, John P. Haisken-DeNew, Michael A. Shields
Diskussionspapiere 998 / 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
Diskussionspapiere 265 / 2001

The Anatomy of Subjective Well-Being

Subjective Well-Being has increasingly been studied by several economists. This paper fits in that literature but takes into account that there are different aspects of life such as health, financial situation, and job. We call them domains. In this paper, we consider Subjective Well-Being as a composite of various domain satisfactions (DS). We postulate a two -layer model where individual Subjective ...

2001| Bernard M. S. van Praag, P. Frijters, Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell
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Modeling Inflation Dynamics in Transition Economies: The Case of Ukraine

This paper explores the dynamics of inflation in Ukraine in a period of relative macroeconomic stability. The analysis of the interrelationship among inflation, money growth, wage growth, and devaluation expectations is based on impulse responses and variance decomposition of a vector autoregression model. We find that changes in devaluation expectations appear to be the most important factor driving ...

In: Eastern European Economics 43 (2005), 6, S. 66-81 | Boriss Siliverstovs, Olena Bilan
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Reference Groups and Individual Deprivation

We provide an axiomatization of Yitzhaki's index of individual deprivation. Our result differs from an earlier characterization due to Ebert and Moyes in the way the reference group of an individual is represented in the model.

In: Economics Letters 90 (2006), 3, S. 421-426 | Walter Bossert, Conchita D'Ambrosio
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Analyzing "Sustainable Wealth" Indicators for Evaluating the Contribution of a Regional Industrial Sector toward Quality of Life and Sustainable Development

In: Richard J. Estes (Ed.) , Advancing Quality of Life in a Turbulent World
Berlin [u.a.] : Springer
S. 85-102
Social Indicators Research Series ; 29
| Martina Schäfer, Lydia Illge
DIW Wochenbericht 31 / 2008

Immer mehr Erwerbstätige empfinden ihr Einkommen als ungerecht

Seit einiger Zeit mehren sich die Stimmen, die für Deutschland eine "soziale Schieflage" konstatieren und im Namen sozialer Gerechtigkeit Korrekturen fordern. So haben die Reallöhne in den vergangenen Jahren stagniert, teilweise sind sie sogar zurückgegangen. Zugleich kann eine Zunahme von Einkommensungleichheit beobachtet werden. Diese Entwicklung spiegelt sich auch in der subjektiven Bewertung der ...

2008| Stefan Liebig, Jürgen Schupp
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