Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107801
Authors: 
Arampatzi, Efstratia
Burger, Martijn J.
Veenhoven, Ruut
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 14-082/VII
Abstract: 
Using data for 28 European countries for the 2008-2012 period, we examine whether employed individuals are affected by the economic crisis. We provide robust evidence that unfavourable macroeconomic conditions are negatively associated with the life satisfaction of employees. In addition, we find that higher levels of regional unemployment and inflation are predominantly associated with lower levels of life satisfaction for employees who are in a bad financial situation or who expect that their future financial situation will be worse. By contrast, employed people who do well financially and who have good prospects are not affected by the crisis.
Subjects: 
life satisfaction
financial distress
economic crisis
Europe
JEL: 
I00
D60
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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