Adaptation to Poverty in Long-Run Panel Data
AbstractWe consider the link between poverty and subjective well-being, and focus in particular on potential adaptation to poverty. We use panel data on almost 45,800 individuals living in Germany from 1992 to 2011 to show first that life satisfaction falls with both the incidence and intensity of contemporaneous poverty. We then reveal that there is little evidence of adaptation within a poverty spell: poverty starts bad and stays bad in terms of subjective well-being. We cannot identify any causes of poverty entry which are unambiguously associated with adaptation to poverty.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in its series SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research with number 634.
Length: 22 p.
Date of creation: 2014
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Income; poverty; subjective well-being; adaptation; SOEP;
Other versions of this item:
- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
- D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2014-03-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-EUR-2014-03-15 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-HAP-2014-03-15 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-LTV-2014-03-15 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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