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Unemployment and psychological well-being

Carroll, Nick


Who records the largest drops in life satisfaction when they move into unemployment? Do men experience a larger drop in life satisfaction than women? Do Australians and Americans record a larger drop than Europeans? Using an Australian panel data-set (the Household Income and Labour Dynamics Survey of Australia), this paper finds that the unemployed in Australia report lower life satisfaction than observationally equivalent employed people (holding current income constant). Being currently...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: The Economic Record
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2007.00415.x


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