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Unemployment, social capital, and subjective well-being


Winkelmann, Rainer (2009). Unemployment, social capital, and subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 10(4):421-430.

Abstract

It has been shown in past research that unemployment has a large negative impact on subjective well-being of individuals. In this paper, I explore whether and to what extent people with more social capital are sheltered from the harmful effects of unemployment. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel 1984–2004, I find that social capital is an important predictor of well-being levels, but there is no evidence that it moderates the effect of unemployment on well-being. Possible reasons for these findings are discussed, and suggestions for future research given.

It has been shown in past research that unemployment has a large negative impact on subjective well-being of individuals. In this paper, I explore whether and to what extent people with more social capital are sheltered from the harmful effects of unemployment. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel 1984–2004, I find that social capital is an important predictor of well-being levels, but there is no evidence that it moderates the effect of unemployment on well-being. Possible reasons for these findings are discussed, and suggestions for future research given.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:August 2009
Deposited On:28 Apr 2008 11:55
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:23
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1389-4978
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s10902-008-9097-2
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-2425

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