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Globalization's Winners and Losers - Evidence from Life Satisfaction Data, 1975 -2001

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  • Zohal Hessami

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    (Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany)

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This paper analyzes the effect of globalization on subjective well-being by using a dataset that combines micro- and macro-level variables for the EU 15 countries from 1975 to 2001. The estimations provide evidence that – in line with theoretical predictions - globalization has benefited especially high-skilled workers, right-wing voters, respondents that trust the WTO, the World Bank, and the IMF as well as respondents in the highest income quartile. In addition, globalization has increased well-being to a higher extent for old people than for young people.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Konstanz in its series Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz with number 2011-12.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 16 May 2011
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Handle: RePEc:knz:dpteco:1112

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Keywords: life satisfaction; well-being; Globalization; Heckscher-Ohlin theorem;

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  1. Berggren, Niclas & Nilsson, Therese, 2014. "Globalization and the Transmission of Social Values: The Case of Tolerance," Working Paper Series 1007, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  2. repec:rom:campco:v:9:y:2013:i:1:p:210-219 is not listed on IDEAS
  3. Thushyanthan Baskaran & Zohal Hessami, 2012. "Public education spending in a globalized world:," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 19(5), pages 677-707, October.
  4. Guerriero, Marta & Sen, Kunal, 2012. "What Determines the Share of Labour in National Income? A Cross-Country Analysis," IZA Discussion Papers 6643, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Barbara Dluhosch & Daniel Horgos, 2013. "Trading Up the Happiness Ladder," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 113(3), pages 973-990, September.

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