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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 ..

2009| Eva M. Berger
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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

In: Social Indicators Research 83 (2007), 2, S. 283-307 | Annette Spellerberg, Denis Huschka, Roland Habich
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

2008| Christoph Wunder
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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 ..

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

2009| Cahit Guven
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 ...

2010| Peter Krause, Jan Goebel, Martin Kroh, Gert G. Wagner
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.

2010| Simone Schneider
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2001

Long-Term Labor Force Exit and Economic Well-Being: A Cross-National Comparison of Public and Private Income Support

This paper examines how the economic well-being of households changes after a male household member exits the labor force. We examine, in four countries, labor force exits at various ages and present evidence on household income from various sources

2001| Richard V. Burkhauser, Dean R. Lillard, Paola M. Valenti
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