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dc.contributor.authorWunder, Christophen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchwarze, Johannesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:07:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:07:14Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33143-
dc.description.abstractUsing data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (GSOEP), it is shown that income comparison with persons who are better off has a clear impact on the job satisfaction of West German full-time employees. Two contrary effects can be identified. On the one hand, there is an aversion to disadvantageous regional income inequality, while on the other hand, individuals prefer inequality within their occupational group. The two effects are interpreted as envy and an information (or tunnel) effect, respectively. The analysis of income comparison with persons who are worse off suggests a prestige effect. However, downward comparison is of minor importance for job satisfaction.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2084en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordjob satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial comparisonen_US
dc.subject.keywordenvyen_US
dc.subject.keywordprestigeen_US
dc.subject.keywordinformation effect (tunnel effect)en_US
dc.subject.keywordGerman Socio-Economic Panel Study (GSOEP)en_US
dc.titleIncome inequality and job satisfaction of full-time employees in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn510931545en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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