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dc.contributor.authorHeadey, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.authorMuffels, Ruuden_US
dc.contributor.authorWagner, Gert G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-31T14:46:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-31T14:46:31Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65684-
dc.description.abstractThere are strong two-way links between parent and child happiness (life satisfaction), even for children who have grown up, moved to their own home and partnered themselves. German panel evidence shows that transmission of (un)happiness from parents to children is partly due to transmission of values and behaviors known to be associated with happiness (Headey, Wagner and Muffels, 2010, 2012). These values and behaviors include giving priority to pro-social and family values, rather than material values, maintaining a preferred balance between work and leisure, active social and community participation, and regular exercise. Both parents have about equal influence on the values and behaviors which children adopt. However, the life satisfaction of adult children continues to be directly influenced by the life satisfaction of their mothers, with the influence of fathers being only indirect, via transmission of values and behaviors. There appears to be a lifelong happiness dividend (or unhappiness dividend) due to parenting.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 492en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlife satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinter-generational transmissionen_US
dc.subject.keywordGerman panel survey (SOEP)en_US
dc.subject.stwZufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwGenerationenbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleParent transmit happiness along with associated values and behaviors to their children: A lifelong happiness divided?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn728891786en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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