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dc.contributor.authorSchimmack, Ulrichen_US
dc.contributor.authorLucas, Richard E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:47:40Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:47:40Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18516-
dc.description.abstractExamined the concurrent and cross-lagged spousal similarity in life satisfaction over a 21-year period. Analyses were based on married couples (N = 847) in the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Concurrent spousal similarity was considerably higher than oneyear retest similarity, revealing spousal similarity in the variable component of life satisfaction. Spousal similarity systematically decreased with length of retest interval, revealing similarity in the changing component of life satisfaction. Finally, there was considerable spousal similarity in the stable component of life satisfaction over 20-years. The implications of these findings for causal theories of life satisfaction and studies in line with behavioural genetics are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIW Discussion Papers |x623en_US
dc.subject.jelZ1en_US
dc.subject.jelD01en_US
dc.subject.jelB49en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSubjective Well Beingen_US
dc.subject.keywordLife Satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordMarriageen_US
dc.subject.keywordCouplesen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpousal Similarityen_US
dc.subject.keywordHeritabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordAssortative Matingen_US
dc.subject.keywordLongitudinal Panelen_US
dc.subject.keywordSOEPen_US
dc.titleMarriage Matters Spousal Similarity in Life Satisfactionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn518574873en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp623en_US

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