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Unemployment impacts differently on the extremes of the distribution of a comprehensive well-being measure

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Publication date

May 2015

Summary

Unemployment has a heterogeneous effect on well-being. We combine a quantile analysis with matching techniques to analyse the negative impact of unemployment along the well-being distribution of a comprehensive well-being variable. In our analysis of British Household Panel Survey data (1996–2008) we focus on transitions into unemployment and find that average effects of unemployment on a comprehensive well-being variable are less strong than on typical life satisfaction measures. The effect of unemployment on a broad mental well-being variable (GHQ-12) is reversed and mentally less well-off individuals suffer from unemployment more strongly than those scoring high in mental well-being.

Published in

Applied Economics Letters

Volume and page numbers

22 , 619 -627

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2014.962219

ISSN

16

Subjects

Unemployment, Well Being, and Health

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1594911~S5

Notes

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