ERIC Number: EJ717449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-22
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Investigating the Patterns and Determinants of Life Satisfaction in Germany Following Reunification
Frijters, Paul; Haisken-DeNew, John P.; Shields, Michael A.
Journal of Human Resources, v39 n3 p649 Sum 2004
The German socio economic panel found negative effects on life satisfactions from losing a spouse through either death or separation and time spent in hospital, while the positive effects were from income and marriage. Life satisfaction for East German increased after the reunification due to increase in household incomes, improvement in the political and social environments.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Satisfaction, Spouses, Death, Family Income, Marital Status, Social Environment, Political Issues
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Germany