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Males, Females, and Households

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780198286547
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191718601 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198286546.003.0006
 Males, Females, and Households

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This chapter examines gender differences in satisfactions, based on surveys of British and German household panels. It is shown that differences in answers to subjective questions are very similar between males and females in the same household. This is particularly true for satisfactions with respect to health, leisure, and jobs. Error correlations between husbands and wives are not very strong. It is also argued that the unobservable characteristics that influence one domain satisfaction are correlated with the ones that influence another domain satisfaction.

Keywords: domain satisfaction; gender difference; households; males; females

Chapter.  5605 words. 

Subjects: Microeconomics

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