The Impact of Victimisation on Subjective Well-Being
No 202123, Working Papers from School of Economics, University College Dublin
This paper uses the UK Household Longitudinal Study to explore the relationship between victimisation and several measures of subjective well-being. Using person fixed effects models, I find that being attacked or insulted both significantly reduce well-being at the mean, with no significant differences between men and women in the effect size. Next, using unconditional quantile regression with fixed effects models, I identify the highly heterogeneous effects of victimisation along the unconditional well-being distribution. The effect of victimisation on subjective wellbeing is monotonically decreasing, with those at ‘worse’ quantiles of the well-being distribution experiencing the largest falls in well-being, and those at the ‘better’ quantiles of the distribution experiencing the smallest falls.
Keywords: Victimisation; Subjective well-being (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 I31 J00 J17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 82 pages
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