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Life Satisfaction Among Turkish and Moroccan Immigrants in the Netherlands: The Role of Absolute and Relative Income

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  • Ozge Gokdemir

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  • Devrim Dumludag

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  • Ozge Gokdemir & Devrim Dumludag, 2012. "Life Satisfaction Among Turkish and Moroccan Immigrants in the Netherlands: The Role of Absolute and Relative Income," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 106(3), pages 407-417, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:106:y:2012:i:3:p:407-417
    DOI: 10.1007/s11205-011-9815-8
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    1. Zsóka Kóczán, 2016. "(Why) are immigrants unhappy?," IZA Journal of Migration and Development, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 5(1), pages 1-25, December.
    2. Ermira Kamberi & Borja Martinovic & Maykel Verkuyten, 2015. "Life Satisfaction and Happiness Among the Roma in Central and Southeastern Europe," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 124(1), pages 199-220, October.
    3. Ognjen Obućina, 2013. "The Patterns of Satisfaction Among Immigrants in Germany," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 113(3), pages 1105-1127, September.
    4. Dumludag, Devrim & Gokdemir, Ozge & Vendrik, Maarten C.M., 2015. "Relative Income and Life Satisfaction of Turkish Immigrants: The Impact of a Collectivistic Culture," IZA Discussion Papers 9282, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    5. Devrim Dumludag & Ozge Gokdemir & Selay Giray, 2016. "Income comparison, collectivism and life satisfaction in Turkey," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 50(3), pages 955-980, May.
    6. HAURET Laetitia & WILLIAMS Donald R., 2018. "Time-in-Labour-Market and the Reference Group," LISER Working Paper Series 2018-02, LISER.
    7. Sarinda Taengnoi, 2014. "Economic man and social woman: Determinants of immigrants' life satisfaction," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 34(3), pages 1530-1549.
    8. HAURET Laetitia & WILLIAMS Donald R., 2017. "Choice of colleagues as reference group for wage comparison: does group composition matter?," LISER Working Paper Series 2017-10, LISER.
    9. Ozge Gokdemir, 2015. "Consumption, savings and life satisfaction: the Turkish case," International Review of Economics, Springer;Happiness Economics and Interpersonal Relations (HEIRS), vol. 62(2), pages 183-196, June.
    10. Elena Bárcena-Martín & Cortés Aguilar Alexandra & Ana I. Moro Egido, 2013. "The role of proximity and social comparisons on subjective well-being," ThE Papers 13/10, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada..
    11. Gokdemir, Ozge & Dumludag, Devrim, 2011. "Subjective well-being among ethnic minorities: the Dutch case," MPRA Paper 38691, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 03 Apr 2012.
    12. Liliya Leopold & Thomas Leopold & Clemens M. Lechner, 2017. "Do Immigrants Suffer More From Job Loss? Unemployment and Subjective Well-being in Germany," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 54(1), pages 231-257, February.
    13. Thomas Vroome & Marc Hooghe, 2014. "Life Satisfaction among Ethnic Minorities in the Netherlands: Immigration Experience or Adverse Living Conditions?," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 15(6), pages 1389-1406, December.
    14. Liliya Leopold & Thomas Leopold & Clemens M. Lechner, 2016. "Do Immigrants Suffer More from Job Loss? Unemployment and Subjective Well-Being in Germany," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 842, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    15. repec:spr:jhappi:v:18:y:2017:i:4:d:10.1007_s10902-016-9768-3 is not listed on IDEAS

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