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dc.contributor.authorBraakmann, Nilsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-26T12:05:04Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-26T12:05:04Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30210-
dc.description.abstractThis paper considers the impact of adverse health shocks that hit an individual's partner on subjective well-being. Using data on couples from the German Socio-Economic Panel for the years 1984 to 2006, I compare the losses in well-being caused by own and spousal disability using panel-regressions. I find that women and to a lesser extent men are harmed by spousal disability which is consistent with the existence of other-regarding preferences within couples. The magnitude of effects suggests that spousal disability is about one quarter to one half as harmful as individual disability with larger effects being found for women.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Inst. für Volkswirtschaftslehre Lüneburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 130en_US
dc.subject.jelD64en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordDisabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsubjective well-beingen_US
dc.subject.keywordother-regarding preferencesen_US
dc.titleOther-regarding preferences, spousal disability and happiness evidence from German couplesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn608018546en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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