Subjective Well-Being and the Family: Results from an Ordered Probit Model with Multiple Random Effects
AbstractThe previous literature on the determinants of individual well-being has failed to fully account for the interdependencies in well-being at the family level. This paper develops an ordered probit model with multiple random effects that allows to identify the intrafamily correlation in well-being. The parameters of the model can be estimated with panel data using Maximum Marginal Likelihood. The approach is illustrated in an application using panel data for the period 1984-1997 from the German Socio-Economic Panel in which both inter-generational and intra-marriage correlations in well-being are estimated.
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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2004
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Publication status: published in: Empirical Economics, 2005, 30 (3), 749-761
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- Rainer Winkelmann, 2005. "Subjective well-being and the family: Results from an ordered probit model with multiple random effects," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 30(3), pages 749-761, October.
- Rainer Winkelmann, 2002. "Subjective Well-Being and the Family: Results from an Ordered Probit Model with Multiple Random Effects," Working Papers 0204, University of Zurich, Socioeconomic Institute, revised Jan 2004.
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
- C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - General Welfare
- J19 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Other
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