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All in the Family: How Do Social Capital and Material Wellbeing Affect Relational Wellbeing?

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  • Martina Menon

    () (Department of Economics (University of Verona))

  • Ravi Pendakur

    () (University of Ottawa (Canada))

  • Federico Perali

    () (Department of Economics (University of Verona))

Abstract

We use a unique dataset from Italy to investigate the impact of socioeconomic characteristics and social capital on family wellbeing and satisfaction. We assess wellbeing using four dimensions of satisfaction with family life: satisfaction with decision making processes, with relationships with partner and children, and with time spent with children. Social capital is measured through information about membership in organizations, trust, and interactions with others. We find that while socioeconomic characteristics and equivalent income in general do not have an impact on family wellbeing, social capital matters for family life satisfaction.

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  • Martina Menon & Ravi Pendakur & Federico Perali, 2014. "All in the Family: How Do Social Capital and Material Wellbeing Affect Relational Wellbeing?," Working Papers 03/2014, University of Verona, Department of Economics.
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    1. Elena Dalla Chiara & Martina Menon & Federico Perali, 2015. "An Integrated Data Base to Measure Living Standards," Working Papers 28/2015, University of Verona, Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    Subjective wellbeing; Relational satisfaction; Social capital.;

    JEL classification:

    • D19 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Other
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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