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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
Diskussionspapiere 367 / 2003

Income Satisfaction Inequality and Its Causes

In this paper, the concept of Income Satisfaction Inequality is operationalized on the basis of individual responses to an Income Satisfaction question posed in the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Income satisfaction is the subjective analogue of the objective income concept and includes objective income inequality as a special case. The paper introduces a method to decompose Income Satisfaction ...

2003| Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Bernard M. S. van Praag
Diskussionspapiere 407 / 2004

Are People Inequality Averse, and Do They Prefer Redistribution by the State? Evidence from German Longitudinal Data on Life Satisfaction ; A Revised Version

We link life-satisfaction data to inequality of the pre- and post-government income distribution at the regional level, to estimate the degree of inequality aversion. Three different inequality measures are used. In addition, we investigate whether a reduction in inequality by the state increases individual well-being. We find only weak evidence that Germans are inequality averse. Inequality reduction ...

2004| Johannes Schwarze, Marco Härpfer
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Hohe Lebenszufriedenheit teilzeitbeschäftigter Mütter

In: Wissenschaftlerinnen-Rundbrief (2003), 3, S. 13-16 | Eileen Trzcinski, Elke Holst
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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
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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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Income Satisfaction and Relative Deprivation: An Empirical Link

This paper explores the relationship between two well-established concepts of measuring individual well-being: the concept of happiness, i.e. self-reported level of satisfaction with income, and relative deprivation, i.e. the gaps between the individual's income and the incomes of all individuals richer than him. Operationalizing both concepts using micro panel data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, ...

In: Social Indicators Research 81 (2007), 3, S. 497-519 | Conchita D'Ambrosio, Joachim R. Frick
SOEPpapers 24 / 2007

Keeping up with the Schmidts: An Empirical Test of Relative Deprivation Theory in the Neighbourhood Context

We test empirically whether people's life satisfaction depends on their relative income position in the neighbourhood, drawing on a unique dataset, the German Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP) matched with micro-marketing indicators of population characteristics. Relative deprivation theory suggests that individuals are happier the better their relative income position in the neighbourhood is. To test ...

2007| Gundi Knies, Simon Burgess, Carol Propper
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A Comparison of Alternative Measures of Economic Well-Being for Germany and the United States

This paper, using six waves of data (1984-89) from the United States Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), compares economic well-being using single year income, multi-year income, and wealth as measures. We find inequality to be greater in the United States than in Germany regardless of the measure used. However, the relative degree of inequality varies ...

In: The Review of Income and Wealth 43 (1997), 2, S. 153-171 | Richard V. Burkhauser, Joachim R. Frick, Johannes Schwarze
Economic Bulletin 10 / 2003

High Satisfaction among Mothers Who Work Part-Time

2003| Elke Holst, Eileen Trzcinski
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