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Satisfaction with Life, Happiness, and Inequality – a Pseudo-Panel Study

Søren Jensen and Peder J. Pedersen ()
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Søren Jensen: VIVE - The Danish Centre for Applied Social Science
Peder J. Pedersen: Aarhus University

No 12972, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: The hypothesis tested in this paper is whether the increasing inequality in recent years has had a significant impact on well-being among the population in Denmark. After a survey of the literature we use attitude variables from the European Social Survey in a pseudo-panel setting covering the years 2002 – 2014. We cover respondents from Denmark and supplement the survey data with variables from administrative registers. We find a significant effect from the increasing Gini coefficient since 2002.

Keywords: pseudo-panel; well-being; inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 H53 I31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 pages
Date: 2020-02
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