Gender, Unemployment and Subjective Well-Being: Why Being Unemployed Is Worse for Men than for Women

@article{Meer2014GenderUA,
  title={Gender, Unemployment and Subjective Well-Being: Why Being Unemployed Is Worse for Men than for Women},
  author={P. Meer},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={115},
  pages={23-44}
}
  • P. Meer
  • Published 2014
  • Economics
  • Social Indicators Research
  • This paper tries to explain why unemployment has such a severe effect on the subjective well-being of people. It is already known that unemployed have among the lowest levels of subjective well-being of all people. This paper explains and tests why this is so. The explanation is based on the social production function theory. This theory states that ultimately people strive for physical well-being and social approval. Because unemployment affect both physical well-being and social approval its… CONTINUE READING
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