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dc.contributor.authorGielen, Anne C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Ours, Jan C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-18T12:32:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-18T12:32:04Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59012-
dc.description.abstractIt is puzzling that people feel quite unhappy when they become unemployed, while at the same time active labor market policies are needed to bring unemployed back to work more quickly. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we investigate whether there is indeed such a puzzle. First, we find that nearly half of the unemployed do not experience a drop in happiness, which might explain why at least some workers need to be activated. In addition to that, we find that even though unemployed who experience a drop in happiness search more actively for a job, it does not speed up their job finding. Apparently, there is no link between unhappiness and the speed of job finding. Hence, there is no contradiction between unemployed being unhappy and the need for activation policies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSOEPpapers on multidisciplinary panel data research 437en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemployment durationen_US
dc.subject.stwZufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDaueren_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleUnhappiness and job findingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn717172244en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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