Causal Linkages between Work and Life Satisfaction and Their Determinants in a Structural VAR Approach

Levy Economics Institute, Working Papers Series No. 809

17 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2014

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Alex Coad

Waseda University

Martin Binder

University of the German Federal Armed Forces - Universität der Bundeswehr München; Bard College - The Levy Economics Institute

Date Written: June 24, 2014

Abstract

Work and life satisfaction depends on a number of pecuniary and nonpecuniary factors at the workplace and determines these in turn. We analyze these causal linkages using a structural vector autoregression approach for a sample of the German working populace collected from 1984 to 2008, finding that workplace autonomy plays an important causal role in determining well-being.

Keywords: Subjective well-being, job satisfaction, structural VAR, German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)

JEL Classification: C33, I12, I31

Suggested Citation

Coad, Alex and Binder, Martin, Causal Linkages between Work and Life Satisfaction and Their Determinants in a Structural VAR Approach (June 24, 2014). Levy Economics Institute, Working Papers Series No. 809, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2458529 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2458529

Alex Coad (Contact Author)

Waseda University ( email )

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Martin Binder

University of the German Federal Armed Forces - Universität der Bundeswehr München ( email )

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Munich, 85579
Germany

Bard College - The Levy Economics Institute ( email )

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United States

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