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dc.contributor.authorBraakmann, Nilsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-26T12:05:17Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-26T12:05:17Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30234-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, I contrast the effects of individual and spousal disability on subjective wellbeing and labor supply using data on couples from the German Socio-Economic Panel for the years 1984 to 2006. I find that both men and women reduce their propensity to work when they or their partner become disabled. The effects of spousal disability are economically large. I find no evidence for hours and wage adjustments by spousal disability, although there are wage effects of individual disability. The life-satisfaction of women, but not of men, is reduced considerably by their partners’ disability. The effects are about 33 to 50% as large as those of individual disability. I also find no evidence that individuals adapt to their partners’ disability, although there is adaption to individual disability.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Inst. für Volkswirtschaftslehre Lüneburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 161en_US
dc.subject.jelD64en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordDisabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsubjective well-beingen_US
dc.subject.keywordadaptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordother-regarding preferencesen_US
dc.titleThe consequences of own and spousal disability on labor market outcomes and subjective well-being: evidence from Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn617360731en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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