Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/94209
Authors: 
Clark, Andrew E.
D'Ambrosio, Conchita
Ghislandi, Simone
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 634
Abstract: 
We consider the link between poverty and subjective well-being, and focus in particular on potential adaptation to poverty. We use panel data on almost 45,800 individuals living in Germany from 1992 to 2011 to show first that life satisfaction falls with both the incidence and intensity of contemporaneous poverty. We then reveal that there is little evidence of adaptation within a poverty spell: poverty starts bad and stays bad in terms of subjective well-being. We cannot identify any causes of poverty entry which are unambiguously associated with adaptation to poverty.
Subjects: 
income
poverty
subjective well-being
adaptation
SOEP
JEL: 
I31
D60
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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