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Record number 358913
Title Income Evaluation and Happiness in the Case of an Income Decline
Author(s) Antonides, G.
Source Kyklos 60 (2007)4. - ISSN 0023-5962 - p. 467 - 484.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6435.2007.00381.x
Department(s) Urban Economics
MGS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) debt
Abstract Income evaluation and happiness in a number of life domains of people who had experienced an income decline were studied. 800 Participants in a survey indicated whether they had sought information and had taken precautionary measures to mitigate the effects of the lower income. By using Categorical Principal Components Analysis on this data, two scales capturing their reported behavior were constructed. The scales significantly explained people's income evaluation and happiness, in addition to their household income, family composition, and reasons for the income drop. Conclusions for budget advice and education in household financial management were drawn. :
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