Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93529
Authors: 
Humpert, Stephan
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 276
Abstract: 
This paper deals with the effects of social participation activities on life satisfaction. Using the German General Social Survey (ALLBUS) for 2010, I present gender specific differences for several social activities, such as club memberships of political, welfare, health or more leisure time orientated groups. These activities have different impacts on male or female satisfaction. While sports and civic engagements improve only female life satisfaction, men are more affected by charity organizations or leisure time activities, such as hobbies. It is an interesting result that political activities and trade unions have no, or even negative effects on life satisfaction.
Subjects: 
subjective well-being
social participation
German General Social Survey (ALLBUS)
JEL: 
D60
I31
O52
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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