Template-Type: ReDIF-Paper 1.0 Series: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers Creation-Date: 2002-02-19 Number: 02-022/3 Author-Name: Bernard M.S. van Praag Author-Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Author-Workplace-Name: University of Amsterdam Author-Name: P. Frijters Author-Email: PFrijters@econ.vu.nl Author-Workplace-Name: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Author-Name: A. Ferrer-i-Carbonell Author-Email: email@example.com Author-Workplace-Name: SEO, Amsterdam Economics, University of Amsterdam Title: The Anatomy of Subjective Well-being Abstract: This paper contributes to the literature on subjective well-being (SWB) by taking into account different aspects of life, called domains, such as health, financial situation, job, leisure, housing, and environment. We postulate a two-layer model where individual total SWB depends on the different subjective domain satisfactions. A distinction is made between long-term and short-term effects. The individual domain satisfactions depend on objectively measurable variables, such as income. The model is estimated using a large German panel data set.
This discussion paper resulted in a publication in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Classification-JEL: C23; C25; I31 Keywords: Subjective Well-Being; Satisfaction measurement; Qualitative regressors; Health satisfaction; Job satisfaction File-Url: http://papers.tinbergen.nl/02022.pdf File-Format: application/pdf File-Size: 125061 bytes Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:20020022