Bitte verwenden Sie diesen Link, um diese Publikation zu zitieren, oder auf sie als Internetquelle zu verweisen: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21154
Autor:innen: 
Stutzer, Alois
Lalive, Rafael
Datum: 
2001
Schriftenreihe/Nr.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 300
Verlag: 
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn
Zusammenfassung: 
Social norms are usually neglected in economics, because they are to a large extent enforced through non-market interactions and difficult to isolate empirically. In this paper, we offer a direct measure of the social norm to work and we show that this norm has important economic effects. The stronger the norm, the more quickly unemployed people find a new job. This behavior can be explained by utility differences, probably due to social pressure. Unemployed people are significantly less happy than employed people and their reduction in life satisfaction is the larger, the stronger the norm is.
Schlagwörter: 
job searching
social norms
subjective well-being
unemployment
duration of unemployment
JEL: 
F22
J61
Dokumentart: 
Working Paper

Datei(en):
Datei
Größe
419.13 kB





Publikationen in EconStor sind urheberrechtlich geschützt.