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dc.contributor.authorLalive, Rafaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorStutzer, Aloisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:53:34Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:53:34Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18884-
dc.description.abstractWomen earn less than men but are not less satisfied with life. This paper argues that norms on the appropriate pay for women compared to men explain these findings. We take citizens? approval of an equal rights amendment to the Swiss constitution as a proxy for the norm that ?women and men shall have the right to equal pay for work of equal value?. We find that the gender wage gap narrows by one fifth due to an increase by one standard deviation in the approval. Rejecting an explanation in terms of discrimination, we find that employed women are less (not more) satisfied with life in liberal communities where the gender wage gap is smaller.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working papers 1245en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ70en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordequal rightsen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender discriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender wage gapen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial normsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsubjective well-beingen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechterdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Werteen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchweizen_US
dc.subject.stwLebenszufriedenheiten_US
dc.titleApproval of equal rights and gender differences in well-beingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn392915324en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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