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All in the Family: How Do Social Capital and Material Wellbeing Affect Relational Wellbeing?

Martina Menon (), Ravi Pendakur () and Federico Perali ()
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Ravi Pendakur: University of Ottawa (Canada)

No 03/2014, Working Papers from University of Verona, Department of Economics

Abstract: We use a unique dataset from Italy to investigate the impact of socioeconomic characteristics and social capital on family wellbeing and satisfaction. We assess wellbeing using four dimensions of satisfaction with family life: satisfaction with decision making processes, with relationships with partner and children, and with time spent with children. Social capital is measured through information about membership in organizations, trust, and interactions with others. We find that while socioeconomic characteristics and equivalent income in general do not have an impact on family wellbeing, social capital matters for family life satisfaction.

Keywords: Subjective wellbeing; Relational satisfaction; Social capital. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D19 I31 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-hap, nep-soc and nep-sog
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