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SOEPpapers 600 / 2013

Mental Illness and Unhappiness

This paper is a contribution to the second World Happiness Report. It makes five main points. 1. Mental health is the biggest single predictor of life-satisfaction. This is so in the UK, Germany and Australia even if mental health is included with a six-year lag. It explains more of the variance of life-satisfaction in the population of a country than physical health does, and much more than unemployment ...

2013| Richard Layard, Dan Chisholm, Vikram Patel, Shekhar Saxena
SOEPpapers 329 / 2010

Are Education and Entrepreneurial Income Endogenous and Do Family Background Variables Make Sense as Instruments? A Bayesian Analysis

Education is a well-known driver of (entrepreneurial) income. The measurement of its influence, however, suffers from endogeneity suspicion. For instance, ability and occupational choice are mentioned as driving both the level of (entrepreneurial) income and of education. Using instrumental variables can provide a way out. However, three questions remain: whether endogeneity is really present, whether ...

2010| Jörn H. Block, Lennart F. Hoogerheide, A. Roy Thurik
SOEPpapers 588 / 2013

The Intergenerational Dynamics of Social Inequality: Empirical Evidence from Europe and the United States

Based on nationally representative data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), and the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) we analyze the intergenerational transmission of economic and social (dis-)advantages in Germany, the United States and Great Britain. We test with the hypotheses that the extent and the determinants of intergenerational income ...

2013| Veronika V. Eberharter
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