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dc.contributor.authorKapteyn, Arieen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, James P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Soest, Arthuren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:50:23Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:50:23Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090304722en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35314-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze the determinants of global life satisfaction in two countries (The Netherlands and the U.S.), by using both self-reports and responses to a battery of vignette questions. We find global life satisfaction of happiness is well-described by four domains: job or daily activities, social contacts and family, health, and income. Among the four domains, social contacts and family have the highest impact on global life satisfaction, followed by job and daily activities and health. Income has the lowest impact. As in other work, we find that American response styles differ from the Dutch in that Americans are more likely to use the extremes of the scale (either very satisfied or very dissatisfied) than the Dutch, who are more inclined to stay in the middle of the scale. Although for both Americans and the Dutch, income is the least important determinant of global life satisfaction, it is more important in the U.S. than in The Netherlands. Indeed life satisfaction varies substantially more with income in the U.S. than in The Netherlands.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 4015en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ28en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordlife satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordvignettesen_US
dc.subject.keywordreporting biasen_US
dc.subject.stwLebenszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwMeinungen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titleLife satisfactionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn593350510en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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