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Journal article
The Welfare Consequences of Centralization: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Switzerland
October 2021
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Tags: centralization; life satisfaction; procedural utility; political participation

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The long-lasting effects of family and childhood on adult wellbeing: Evidence from British cohort data Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Fleche and Warn N. Lekfuangfu January 2021
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Tags: adult outcomes; childhood; cohort data; life satisfaction

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Gender norms, fairness and relative working hours within households Sarah Fleche, Anthony Lepinteur and Nattavudh Powdthavee
August 2020
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Tags: fairness; gender identity; housework; life satisfaction; relative working hours

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A happy choice: a response to the responses Andrew E. Clark, Paul Frijters, Christian Krekel and Richard Layard
April 2020
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Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; public policy; political economy; social welfare

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The Joneses in Japan: income comparisons and financial satisfaction Andrew E. Clark, Claudia Senik and Katsunori Yamada
January 2020
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JEL Classification: D31; D63; I3; J31


Tags: wellbeing; income comparisons; japan; reference groups; reference-group income; satisfaction

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The causes and consequences of early-adult unemployment: Evidence from cohort data October 2019
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Tags: childhood; life satisfaction; social norms; unemployment

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Quantifying the intangible impact of the Olympics using subjective well-being data September 2019
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Tags: happiness; intangible effects; life satisfaction; olympic games; quasi-natural experiment; sport events; subjective well-being

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CEP discussion paper
Quantifying the intangible impact of the Olympics using subjective well-being data Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth August 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1643:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; intangible effects; olympic games; sport events; quasi-natural experiment

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Who Got the Brexit Blues? The Effect of Brexit on Subjective Wellbeing in the UK July 2019
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Tags: european union; life satisfaction; mental health; referendum; united kingdom; polyommatinae

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CEP discussion paper
Employee wellbeing, productivity and firm performance Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Christian Krekel and George Ward
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1605:
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JEL Classification: I31; J24; J25


Tags: employee satisfaction; engagement; employee productivity; firm performance; wellbeing; meta-analysis

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Life satisfaction, QALYs, and the monetary value of health Li Huang, Paul Frijters, Kim Dalziel and Philip Clarke
August 2018
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Tags: australia; life satisfaction; qaly; value of health; wellbeing;

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When experienced and decision utility concur: The case of income comparisons October 2017
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Tags: discrete-choice experiments; income comparisons; reference-group income; satisfaction

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CEP discussion paper
The long-lasting effects of family and childhood on adult wellbeing: evidence from British cohort data Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Warn N. Lekfuangfu July 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1493:
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JEL Classification: A12; D60; I31


Tags: life satisfaction; cohort data; childhood; adult outcomes

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The key determinants of happiness and misery Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1485:
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JEL Classification: I31; I10


Tags: happiness; subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; government; mental health

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Does the presence of wind turbines have negative externalities for people in their surroundings? Evidence from well-being data March 2017
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Tags: externalities; life satisfaction; renewable energy; social acceptance; soep; spatial analysis; well-being; wind power

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CEP discussion paper
Parental sleep and employment: evidence from a British cohort study Joan Costa-Font and Sarah Flèche
February 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1467:
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JEL Classification: J13; J22; I18; J28


Tags: child sleep; sleep; maternal employment; working hours; job satisfaction; alspac

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Diversity and neighbourhood satisfaction Monica Langella and Alan Manning
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1459:
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JEL Classification: Z1


Tags: neighbourhood satisfaction; social capital; diversity; deprivation

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Share capitalism and worker wellbeing
October 2016
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Tags: compensation methods; job satisfaction; wages; working conditions

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The host with the most? The effects of the Olympic Games on happiness Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1441:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; happiness; olympic games; natural experiment

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Why we should spend more on mental health March 2016
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Tags: mental health; economic cost; morbidity; life-satisfaction; cost-saving

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Unmet aspirations as an explanation for the age U-shape in wellbeing February 2016
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Tags: aging; expectations; forecast errors; life satisfaction

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The greener, the happier? The effect of urban land use on residential well-being
January 2016
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Tags: abandoned areas; european urban atlas; forests; german socio-economic panel; green urban areas; life satisfaction; monetary valuation; spatial analysis; urban land use; waters

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CEP discussion paper
Do people seek to maximize their subjective well-being? Marc Fleurbaey and Hannes Schwandt
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1391:
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JEL Classification: D03; D60


Tags: subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; life goals; utility

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Distaste for centralization: evidence from a quasi-natural experiment in Switzerland Sarah Flèche
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1383:
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JEL Classification: H11; H40; I31


Tags: decentralization; life satisfaction; public spending; procedural utility

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Student satisfaction, league tables and university applications: Evidence from Britain
October 2015
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Tags: higher education; information; student satisfaction; university choice

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Does worker wellbeing affect workplace performance? Alex Bryson, John Forth and Lucy Stokes
July 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1363:
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JEL Classification: J28


Tags: subjective well being; job satisfaction; job-related affect; workplace performance

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Do more of those in misery suffer from poverty, unemployment or mental illness? Sarah Flèche and Richard Layard
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1356:
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JEL Classification: I1; I3; I31; I32


Tags: mental health; life-satisfaction; wellbeing; poverty; unemployment

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Share capitalism and worker wellbeing Alex Bryson, Andrew E. Clark, Richard B. Freeman and Colin P. Green
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1329:
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JEL Classification: J28; J33; J54; J63; J81; M52


Tags: job satisfaction; wages; compensation methods; working conditions

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What predicts a successful life? A life-course model of well-being Andrew E. Clark, Francesca Cornaglia, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and James Vernoit November 2014
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Tags: wellbeing; life-satisfaction; intervention; model; life-course; emotional health; conduct; intellectual performance; success

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Do Women Earn Less Even as Social Entrepreneurs? Saul Estrin, Ute Stephan and Suncica Vujic
November 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1313:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J71; L32


Tags: social entrepreneur; gender pay gap; social enterprise; earnings; job satisfaction

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Not So Dissatisfied After All? The Impact of Union Coverage on Job Satisfaction Alex Bryson and Michael White
June 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1271:
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JEL Classification: C35; J28; J51


Tags: unions; union coverage; union membership; job satisfaction

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CEP discussion paper
Eliciting Taxpayer Preferences Increases Tax Compliance Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Cait Lamberton and Michael I. Norton
May 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1270:
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JEL Classification: D03; H26; H30; H50; I31


Tags: tax compliance; taxpayer agency; taxpayer satisfaction; government spending

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Upward Social Mobility, Well-being and Political Preferences: Evidence from the BHPS Andrew E. Clark and Emanuela D'Angelo
December 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1252:
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JEL Classification: A14; C25; D31; D63; J28; J62


Tags: social mobility; satisfaction; redistribution; inequality; voting

CEP discussion paper
Mental Illness and Unhappiness Dan Chisholm, Richard Layard, Vikram Patel and Shekhar Saxena
September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1239:
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JEL Classification: I10; I14; I18


Tags: mental illness; welfare benefits; healthcare costs; life-satisfaction

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Unmet Aspirations as an Explanation for the Age U-Shape in Human Wellbeing Hannes Schwandt
July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1229:
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JEL Classification: A12;I30;D84


Tags: life satisfaction; expectations; aging

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Estimating the Influence of Life Satisfaction and Positive Affect on Later Income Using Sibling Fixed-Effects Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Andrew J. Oswald November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1176:
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JEL Classification: I10; J24


Tags: income; life satisfaction; positive affect

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Human Capital, Matching and Job Satisfaction Tim Barmby, Alex Bryson and Barbara Eberth
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1151:
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JEL Classification: J24; J28


Tags: job satisfaction; job match quality; human capital; job tenure

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Genes, Economics and Happiness Nicholas A. Christakis, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, James H. Fowler and Bruno S. Frey
February 2012
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JEL Classification: A12; D03; D87; Z00


Tags: wellbeing; socio-demographics; happiness; genetics; life satisfaction

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Genes, economics, and happiness Nicholas A. Christakis, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, James H. Fowler and Bruno S. Frey
January 2012
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Tags: wellbeing; socio-demographics; happiness; genetics; life satisfaction

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Does High Involvement Management Improve Worker Wellbeing? Alex Bryson, Petri Böckerman and Pekka Ilmakunnas
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1095:
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JEL Classification: I10; J28; J81; M52; M53; M54


Tags: health; subjective wellbeing; sickness absence; job satisfaction; pain; high involvement management; high performance work system; performance-related pay; training; team working; information sharing

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Money and Happiness: Evidence from the Industry Wage Structure Jörn-Steffen Pischke
May 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1051:
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JEL Classification: D1; J31


Tags: life satisfaction; well-being

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Do Higher Wages Come at a Price? Erling Barth, Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1011:
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JEL Classification: J28; J31; J81


Tags: worker wellbeing; job stress; job anxiety; job satisfaction; wages; compensating differentials

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How Does Innovation Affect Worker Well-being? Erling Barth, Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
October 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0953:
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JEL Classification: J28; J51; J81; L23; O31


Tags: innovation; well-being; job satisfaction; trade unions

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Life satisfaction and relative income: perceptions and evidence Guy Mayraz, Jürgen Schupp and Gert G. Wagner
July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0938:
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JEL Classification: D31; D62; D63; I3; I31; Z13


Tags: income comparisons; relative income; life satisfaction; german socio economic panel; soep; wellbeing

CEE/Education and skills discussion paper
School Quality, Child Wellbeing and Parents Satisfaction Stephen Gibbons and Olmo Silva
January 2009
Paper No' CEEDP0103:
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JEL Classification: I20;H75;Z0


Tags: school quality; wellbeing; happiness and satisfaction; subjective measures

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Comparing Willingness-to-Pay and Subjective Well-Being in the Context of Non-Market Goods Paul Dolan and Robert Metcalfe
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0890:
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JEL Classification: D61; D62; H23; Q51; C21


Tags: willingness to pay; preferences; life satisfaction; subjective well-being; nonmarket goods

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The marginal utility of income Richard Layard, Guy Mayraz and Stephen Nickell
August 2008
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JEL Classification: I31; H00; D1; D61; H21


Tags: wellbeing; marginal utility; income; life satisfaction; happiness; public economic; welfare; inequality; optimal taxation; reference-dependent preferences

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Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction: A Test of the Baseline Hypothesis Andrew E. Clark, Ed Diener, Yannis Georgellis and Richard E. Lucas November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0836:
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JEL Classification: I31; J12; J13; J63; J64


Tags: life satisfaction; anticipation; adaptation; baseline satisfaction; labour market and life events

Manpower Human Resource Lab paper
Leeway for the Loyal: A Model of Employee Discretion Francis Green
April 2007
Paper No' MHRLDP0002:
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Tags: discretion; autonomy; targets; job satisfaction; skill; monitoring; organisational commitment.

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The Marginal Utility of Income Richard Layard, Guy Mayraz and Stephen Nickell
March 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0784:
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JEL Classification: I31; H00; D1; D61; H21


Tags: marginal utility; income; life satisfaction; happiness; public economic; welfare; inequality; optimal taxation; reference-dependent preferences

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Does Union Membership Really Reduce Job Satisfaction? Alex Bryson, Lorenzo Cappellari and Claudio Lucifora
May 2003
Paper No' CEPDP0569:
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JEL Classification: J28;J51


Tags: job satisfaction; trade unions; linked employer-employee data