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SOEPpapers 130 / 2008

Adaptation to Income over Time: A Weak Point of Subjective Well-Being

This article holds the view that intertemporal comparisons of subjective well-being measures are only meaningful when the underlying standards of judgment are unaltered. This is a weak point of such measures. The study investigates the change in the satisfaction judgments resulting from adaptation to income over time. Adaptation is defined to be desensitization (sensitization) to the hedonic effect ...

2008| Christoph Wunder
SOEPpapers 178 / 2009

Maternal Employment and Happiness: The Effect of Non-Participation and Part-Time Employment on Mothers' Life Satisfaction

In contrast to unemployment, the effect of non-participation and parttime employment on subjective well-being has much less frequently been the subject of economists' investigations. In Germany, many women with dependent children are involuntarily out of the labor force or in part-time employment because of family constraints (e.g., due to lack of available and appropriate childcare). Using data from ...

2009| Eva M. Berger
SOEPpapers 333 / 2010

The Selection of Pay Referents: Potential Patterns and Impacts on Life Satisfaction

Despite the relatively extensive research on pay levels and the consequences of income disparities, little is known about which reference groups people choose for comparative evaluation of personal income and why different selection patterns emerge. The aim of this paper is to dig deeper for answers to the following three questions: (1) What are the most important reference groups for income comparisons? ...

2010| Simone Schneider
DIW Wochenbericht 44 / 2010

20 Jahre Wiedervereinigung: wie weit Ost- und Westdeutschland zusammengerückt sind

Ist inzwischen zusammengewachsen, was zusammengehört? Die Prüfung dieser von Willy Brandt im November 1989 formulierten Vision erfordert eine Bilanzierung, die die Verteilung von Einkommen und Arbeitsmarktchancen ebenso in den Blick nimmt wie Haushalts- und Familienformen und die subjektiven Bewertungen dieser Lebensumstände in Form von Zufriedenheiten und Sorgen, Einstellungen und Werten.1 Die empirischen ...

2010| Peter Krause, Jan Goebel, Martin Kroh, Gert G. Wagner
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Family Related Transfers and Child Poverty across Europe

In: Johannes Schwarze, Jutta Räbiger, Reinhold Thiede (Hrsg.) , Arbeitsmarkt- und Sozialpolitikforschung im Wandel
Hamburg : Dr. Kovac
S. 214-244
Volkswirtschaftliche Forschungsergebnisse ; 120
| Joachim R. Frick
SOEPpapers 219 / 2009

Reversing the Question: Does Happiness Affect Consumption and Savings Behavior?

I examine the impact of happiness on consumption and savings behavior using data from the DNB Household Survey from the Netherlands and the German Socio-Economic Panel. Instrumenting individual happiness with regional sunshine, the results suggest that happier people save more, spend less, and have a lower marginal propensity to consume. Happier people take more time for making decisions and have more ...

2009| Cahit Guven
SOEPpapers 255 / 2009

Subjektive und objektive Lebenslagen von Arbeitslosen

Das Diskussionspapier thematisiert die objektive und subjektive Lebenslage von Arbeitslosen in Deutschland im Vergleich zur Gesamtbevölkerung. Die Ergebnisse indizieren eine deutlich schlechtere materielle, d. h. objektive Lebenslage der Arbeitslosen. Dies reflektiert sich in den auf Wohlstandskategorien bezogenen subjektivenIndikatoren, weniger aber in den Bewertungen immaterieller Wohlfahrtskategorien. ...

2009| Jürgen Faik, Jens Becker
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Quality of Life in Rural Areas: Processes of Divergence and Convergence

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 processes have set in already, and when ...

In: Social Indicators Research 83 (2007), 2, S. 283-307 | Annette Spellerberg, Denis Huschka, Roland Habich
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Stability and Change of Well Being: An Experimentally Enhanced Latent State-Trait-Error Analysis

This study uses longitudinal panel data and short-term retest data from the same respondents in the German Socio-economic Panel to estimate the contribution of state and trait variance to the reliable variance in judgments of life satisfaction and domain satisfaction. The key finding is that state and trait variance contribute approximately equally to the reliable variance in well being measures. Most ...

In: Social Indicators Research 95 (2010), 1, S. 19-31 | Ulrich Schimmack, Peter Krause, Gert G. Wagner, Jürgen Schupp
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