Investigating the Patterns and Determinants of Life Satisfaction in Germany Following Reunification
This paper investigates the patterns and determinants of life satisfaction in Germany following reunification. We implement a new fixed-effect estimator for ordinal life satisfaction in the German Socio-Economic Panel and find negative effects on life satisfaction from being recently fired, losing a spouse through either death or separation, and time spent in hospital, while we find strong positive effects from income and marriage. Using a new causal decomposition technique, we find that East...[Show more]
|Collections||ANU Research Publications|
|Source:||Journal of Human Resources|
|01_Frijters_Investigating_the_Patterns_and_2004.pdf||199.19 kB||Adobe PDF||Request a copy|
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.