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Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction: A Test of the Baseline Hypothesis
We look for evidence of habituation in twenty waves of German panel data: do individuals tend to return to some baseline level of well-being after life and labour market events? Although theExpand
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Reexamining adaptation and the set point model of happiness: reactions to changes in marital status.
According to adaptation theory, individuals react to events but quickly adapt back to baseline levels of subjective well-being. To test this idea, the authors used data from a 15-year longitudinalExpand
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Unemployment Alters the Set Point for Life Satisfaction
According to set-point theories of subjective well-being, people react to events but then return to baseline levels of happiness and satisfaction over time. We tested this idea by examining reactionExpand
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Scarring: The Psychological Impact of Past Unemployment
This paper provides some of the first empirical evidence on the psychological impact of past unemployment. Using eleven waves of the German socio-economic panel (GSOEP) data set, we show, as is nowExpand
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Back to Baseline in Britain: Adaptation in the British Household Panel Survey
We look for evidence of adaptation in wellbeing to major life events using eighteen waves of British panel data. Adaptation to marriage, divorce, birth of child and widowhood appears to be rapid andExpand
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Income and Happiness Across Europe: Do Reference Values Matter?
Using cross-sectional data from the first two rounds of the European Social Survey (ESS), we examine the relationship between income, relative income and happiness across 19 European countries. WeExpand
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Gender differences in self‐employment
This paper examines the factors that influence transitions into self‐employment, paying particular attention to gender differences. We find that: (i) men are more responsive to the wage differentialExpand
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Crowding out intrinsic motivation in the public sector
Employing intrinsically motivated individuals has been proposed as a means of improving public sector performance. In this article, we investigate whether intrinsic motivation affects the sorting ofExpand
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Participation in continuous, on-the-job training and the impact on job satisfaction: longitudinal evidence from the German labour market
A number of studies in the human resources literature acknowledge the importance of workplace training for inducing organizational commitment on the part of workers. However, small sample sizes andExpand
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Back to Baseline in Britain: Adaptation in the BHPS
We look for evidence of adaptation in well-being to major life events using eighteen waves of British panel data. Adaptation to marriage, divorce, birth of a child and widowhood appears to be rapidExpand
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