Soziale Arbeitsnorm und Arbeitslosigkeit in der Schweiz
So far economic analysis of unemployment has neglected social norms to a large extent. Here the empirical relevance of the social norm to live off one's own income is studied with regard to unemployed people's behaviour and subjective well-being. The strength of the social work norm is measured in terms of a national referendum on the reduction of unemployment benefits in Switzerland. The results indicate that a stronger social norm to work significantly increases the willingness to accept a new job whereas it decreases job searchers' satisfaction with life.
Volume (Year): 138 (2002)
Issue (Month): III (September)
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