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Males, Females, and Households

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780199226146
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191718595 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0006
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 answers to subjective questions by partners living in the same household are very similar and correlated. This is particularly true for satisfactions with respect to health, leisure, and jobs. It is also shown that the unobservable characteristics that influence one domain satisfaction are correlated with the ones that influence another domain satisfaction.

Keywords: domain satisfaction; gender difference; males; females

Chapter.  5578 words. 

Subjects: Economics

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