Ruud Muffels

Tilburg University

Professor

Postbus 90153

Tilburg, DC Noord-Brabant 5000 LE

Netherlands

http://www.uvt.nl/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

38

DOWNLOADS
Rank 16,094

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 16,094

in Total Papers Downloads

3,793

SSRN CITATIONS
Rank 16,822

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 16,822

in Total Papers Citations

8

CROSSREF CITATIONS

58

Scholarly Papers (38)

1.

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness.... Or Does it? A Reconsideration Based on the Combined Effects of Wealth, Income and Consumption

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Aug 2004
Bruce Headey, Ruud Muffels and Mark Wooden
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Tilburg University and University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research
Downloads 1,643 (13,056)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

consumption, economic well-being, income, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, wealth

2.

Longitudinal Poverty and Income Inequality a Comparative Panel Study for the Netherlands, Germany and the UK

Tilburg University OSA Working Paper No. 2000-6
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
Ruud Muffels, Didier Fouarge and Ronald Dekker
Tilburg University, Maastricht University and ReflecT, Tilburg University
Downloads 213 (175,720)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Loading...

3.

Towards a Methodology to Monitor and Analyse Flexicurity (FLC) and Work-Life Balance (WLB) Policies in the Member States of the EU

ReflecT Research Paper No. 11/003
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 22 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2015
Tilburg University, Tilburg University, University of Kent and ReflecT, Tilburg University
Downloads 202 (184,667)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

flexicurity, labour market dynamics, transitions, European employment policy, social indicators, methodology

4.

Working Part-Time in the British, German and Dutch Labour Market: Scarring for the Wage Career?

Schmollers Jahrbuch, Vol. 129, pp. 217-226, 2009
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
Didier Fouarge and Ruud Muffels
Maastricht University and Tilburg University
Downloads 151 (237,504)

Abstract:

Loading...

5.

Money Does Not Buy Much Happiness - But What Have Income Inequality, Modernization and Personal Values Got to Do with it?

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 May 2012
Ruud Muffels, Daniela Skugor and Ellen Dingemans
Tilburg University, Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion at Tilburg University (ReflecT) and Tilburg University
Downloads 146 (244,236)

Abstract:

Loading...

easterlin paradox, European value studies, happiness, income

6.

Defining Flexicurity Indicators for the Public Sector in Europe

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Dec 2011
Ruud Muffels and Ton Wilthagen
Tilburg University and Tilburg University
Downloads 143 (248,340)

Abstract:

Loading...

flexicurity indicators, public sector

7.

Labour Market Transitions and Employment Regimes: Evidence on the Flexibility-Security Nexus in Transitional Labour Markets

R.J.A Muffels and N. van den Heuvel, LABOUR MARKET TRANSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT REGIMES: EVIDENCE ON THE FLEXIBILITY-SECURITY NEXUS IN TRANSITIONAL LABOUR MARKETS, pp. 24, 2002
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2011
Tilburg University, Tilburg University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 123 (278,697)

Abstract:

Loading...

transitional labour market, employment regimes, transitions, panel data, European Community Household Panel

8.

Migrant’s Pursuit of Happiness - The Impact of Adaptation, Social Comparison and Relative Deprivation: Evidence from a ‘Natural’ Experiment

SOEPpaper No. 448
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Aug 2012
Silvia Melzer and Ruud Muffels
Bielefeld University and Tilburg University
Downloads 89 (346,387)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Loading...

migration, subjective well-being, happiness, social comparison, adaptation, relative deprivation, German panel data, panel regression models, natural experiment

9.

Wage Mobility in Europe - A Comparative Analysis Using Restricted Multinomial Logit Regression

Quality and Quantity, Forthcoming , OSA-Working Paper No. WP2005-24
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 10 Feb 2009
Dimitris Pavlopoulos, Ruud Muffels and J. Vermunt
VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences, Tilburg University and Tilburg University - Department of Methodology and Statistics
Downloads 80 (369,412)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

wages, wage mobility, wage dynamics, multinomial logit regression, loglinear

10.

Is There a Trade-Off between Economic Efficiency and a Generous Welfare State? A Comparison of Best Cases of 'The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism’

Social Indicators Research, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 115-157, 2000
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS), Tilburg University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 68 (404,380)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

11.
Downloads 67 (407,588)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

governance, job insecurity, uncertainty, crisis, trust, CEE countries, welfare regime, youth unemployment, discrete choice models.

12.

Labour Law, Social Norms and the Early Retirement Decision: An Empirical Study

Netspar Discussion Paper No. 11/2012-046
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Dec 2012
Daniela Skugor, Ruud Muffels and Ton Wilthagen
Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion at Tilburg University (ReflecT), Tilburg University and Tilburg University
Downloads 64 (417,312)

Abstract:

Loading...

labour law, social security, early retirement, uncertainty, social norms, SILC, European Values Study (EVS), work ethos, leisure values

Parents Transmit Happiness Along with Associated Values and Behaviors to their Children - A Lifelong Happiness Dividend?

SOEPpaper No. 492
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Oct 2012
Bruce Headey, Ruud Muffels and Gert G. Wagner
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Tilburg University and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Downloads 36 (543,259)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Loading...

life satisfaction, inter-generational transmission, German panel survey (SOEP)

Parents Transmit Happiness Along with Associated Values and Behaviors to Their Children: A Lifelong Happiness Dividend?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6944
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Oct 2012
Bruce Headey, Ruud Muffels and Gert G. Wagner
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Tilburg University and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Downloads 28 (590,805)

Abstract:

Loading...

life satisfaction, subjective well-being, child happiness, inter-generational transmission, German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), structural equation models

14.

Job Mobility and Wage Mobility of High- and Low-Paid Workers

Schmollers Jahrbuch, Vol. 127, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Tilburg University and Tilburg University - Department of Methodology and Statistics
Downloads 62 (424,074)

Abstract:

Loading...

15.

Choices Which Change Life Satisfaction – Revising SWB Theory to Account for Change

SOEP Paper No. 302
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Jun 2013
Bruce Headey, Ruud Muffels and Gert G. Wagner
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Tilburg University and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Downloads 60 (431,033)

Abstract:

Loading...

subjective well-being, SWB, set-point theory, life goals, individual choice, panel regression analysis, SOEP

16.

Does a Better Job Match Make Women Happier? Work Orientations, Work-Care Choices and Subjective Well-Being in Germany

SOEPpaper No. 361
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2011
Ruud Muffels and Bauke Kemperman
Tilburg University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 58 (438,194)

Abstract:

Loading...

Subjective well-being, set-point theory, life satisfaction, preference formation theory, role (scarcity-expansion) theory, job match, work-leisure choices, panel regression models

17.

Choices Which Change Life Satisfaction: Similar Results for Australia, Britain and Germany

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 302
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Jan 2012
Bruce Headey, Ruud Muffels and Gert G. Wagner
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Tilburg University and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Downloads 57 (441,860)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Loading...

18.

Two-Way Causation in Life Satisfaction Research: Structural Equation Models with Granger-Causation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8665
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Dec 2014
Bruce Headey and Ruud Muffels
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research and Tilburg University
Downloads 55 (449,189)

Abstract:

Loading...

life satisfaction, health, job satisfaction and social behaviours, two-way causation, Granger-causation, panel surveys

19.
Downloads 52 (460,428)

Abstract:

Loading...

cumulative disadvantage, employment security, income security, youth, unemployment, single risks, multiple risks, discrete choice models

20.

The Impact of Values and Institutions on the Retirement Behaviour of the Low and High Skilled Worker

Tilburg University ReflecT Research Paper No. 11/004
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Nov 2011
Daniela Skugor and Ruud Muffels
Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion at Tilburg University (ReflecT) and Tilburg University
Downloads 50 (468,393)

Abstract:

Loading...

Values Institutions Retirement Behaviour Europe

21.

Persistent Poverty in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK

OSA Institute for Labour Studies at Tilburg University Working Paper No. 2000-4
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
Didier Fouarge and Ruud Muffels
Maastricht University and Tilburg University
Downloads 40 (511,722)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

22.

Capabilities and Choices: Do They Make Sen'Se for Understanding Objective and Subjective Well-Being?: An Empirical Test of Sen's Capability Framework on German and British Panel Data

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 385
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
Ruud Muffels and Bruce Headey
Tilburg University and University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research
Downloads 35 (536,101)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

23.

The Role of European Welfare States in Explaining Resources Deprivation

OSA Working Paper No. WP2003-22
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Feb 2009
Didier Fouarge and Ruud Muffels
Maastricht University and Tilburg University
Downloads 35 (536,101)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

poverty, resources deprivation, welfare states, income, panel data, European Community Household Panel

24.

Trajectories of Life Satisfaction: Positive Feedback Loops May Explain Why Life Satisfaction Changes in Multi-Year Waves, Rather than Oscillating Around a Set-Point

SOEPpaper No. 674
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Jul 2014
Bruce Headey and Ruud Muffels
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research and Tilburg University
Downloads 30 (563,004)

Abstract:

Loading...

life satisfaction trajectories; set-point theory; positive feedback loops; Granger-causation

25.

Working Profiles and Employment Regimes in European Panel Perspective

OSA Institute for Labour Studies at Tilburg University Working Paper No. 2001-12
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
Ruud Muffels and Didier Fouarge
Tilburg University and Maastricht University
Downloads 30 (563,004)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

26.

Who Benefits from a Job Change: The Dwarfs or the Giants?

IRISS Working Paper No. 2007-16
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Tilburg University and Tilburg University - Department of Methodology and Statistics
Downloads 28 (574,877)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Loading...

27.

Towards a Theory of Life Satisfaction: Accounting for Stability, Change and Volatility in 25-Year Life Trajectories in Germany

SOEPpaper No. 864
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Sep 2016
Bruce Headey and Ruud Muffels
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research and Tilburg University
Downloads 26 (587,374)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

theory of LS change; trajectories of LS; set-point theory; medium and long term change; volatility of LS; German Socio-Economic Panel

28.
Downloads 19 (634,475)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

flexicurity, welfare regimes, labour market institutions, wage bargain, social norms and values, SILC-data

29.

Choices Which Change Life Statisfaction – Similar Results for Australia, Britain and Germany

SOEPpaper No. 302
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 May 2010 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2017
Bruce Headey, Ruud Muffels and Gert G. Wagner
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Tilburg University and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Downloads 17 (648,573)

Abstract:

Loading...

set-point theory, life goals/values, individual choice, panel regression analysis, BHPS, HILDA, SOEP

30.

(Not) Sharing the Fruits of Growth: The Impact of Governments and Markets on Living Standards in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States

Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 115-122, 2001
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
Bruce Headey, Ruud Muffels and Stephen Headey
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Tilburg University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 16 (655,736)

Abstract:

Loading...

31.

Who Enjoys the Fruits of Growth? Impact of Governments and Markets on Living Standards in Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S.A., 1987–1996

Social Indicators Research, Vol. 65, pp. 125-144, 2004
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
Bruce Headey, Ruud Muffels and Carla Janssen
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Tilburg University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 16 (655,736)

Abstract:

Loading...

32.

Explaining Differences in Labour Market Transitions between Panel and Life-Course Data in West-Germany

Qual Quant, Vol. 45, pp. 241-261, 2011
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
Anna Manzoni, Ruud Luijkx and Ruud Muffels
North Carolina State University, Tilburg University and Tilburg University
Downloads 16 (655,736)

Abstract:

Loading...

33.

Do Generous Welfare States Generate Efficiency Gains Which Counterbalance Short Run Losses? Testing Downside Risk Theory with Economic Panel Data for the U.S., Germany and the Netherlands

Social Indicators Research, Vol. 86, No. 2, pp. 337-354, 2008
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
Bruce Headey and Ruud Muffels
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research and Tilburg University
Downloads 15 (663,042)

Abstract:

Loading...

34.

Examining Flexible Labour in Europe the First Three Waves of the ECHP

ISER Working Paper No. 2000-29
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Maastricht University, Tilburg University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 11 (693,372)

Abstract:

Loading...

35.

Childbirth and Cohort Effects on Mothers' Labour Supply: A Comparative Study Using Life History Data for Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain

Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
Maastricht University, North Carolina State University, Tilburg University and Tilburg University
Downloads 9 (708,879)

Abstract:

Loading...

36.

Training and Low-Pay Mobility: The Case of the UK and the Netherlands

LABOUR, Vol. 23, Issue s1, pp. 37-59, March 2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Apr 2009
VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences, Tilburg University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 2 (765,308)
  • Add to Cart

Abstract:

Loading...

37.

Choices Which Change Life Statisfaction – Similar Results for Australia, Britain and Germany

SOEPpaper No. 302
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 May 2010
Bruce Headey, Ruud Muffels and Gert G. Wagner
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Tilburg University and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Downloads 1 (776,901)

Abstract:

Loading...

set-point theory, life goals/values, individual choice, panel regression analysis, BHPS, HILDA, SOEP

38.

Labor-Market Behavior of Long-Term Unemployed: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 20, No. 4, 1991
Posted: 19 Jan 2012
Ruud Muffels
Tilburg University

Abstract:

Loading...