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dc.contributor.authorSteiner, Lasseen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Lucianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-29T12:12:44Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-29T12:12:44Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56394-
dc.description.abstractThe artistic labor market is marked by several adversities, such as low wages, above-average unemployment, and constrained underemployment. Nevertheless, it attracts many young people. The number of students exceeds the available jobs by far. A potential explanation for this puzzle is that artistic work might result in exceptionally high job satisfaction, a conjecture that has been mentioned at various times in the literature. We conduct the first direct empirical investigation of artists' job satisfaction. The analysis is based on panel data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Survey (SOEP). Artists on average are found to be considerably more satisfied with their work than non-artists, a finding that corroborates the conjectures in the literature. Differences in income, working hours, and personality cannot account for the observed difference in job satisfaction. Partially, but not fully, the higher job satisfaction can be attributed to the higher self-employment rate among artists. Suggestive evidence is found that superior 'procedural' characteristics of artistic work, such as increased variety and on-the-job learning, contribute to the difference in job satisfaction.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSOEPpapers on multidisciplinary panel data research 430en_US
dc.subject.jelZ10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ28en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordjob satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordartistsen_US
dc.subject.keywordwork-preferenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordcultural economicsen_US
dc.subject.stwKünstlerische Berufeen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwBerufswahlen_US
dc.subject.stwSelbstständigeen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleThe happy artist? An empirical application of the work-preference modelen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn68556987Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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