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Happiness and Financial Satisfaction in Israel: Effects of Religiosity, Ethnicity, and War

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dc.contributor.author van Praag, Bernard M.S.
dc.contributor.author Romanov, Dmitri
dc.contributor.author Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Ada
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-23T18:40:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-23T18:40:30Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6384
dc.description.abstract "We analyze individual satisfaction with life as a whole and satisfaction with the personal financial situation for Israeli citizens of Jewish and Arab descent. Our data set is the Israeli Social Survey (2006). We are especially interested in the impact of the religions Judaism, Islam and Christianity, where we are able to differentiate between individuals who vary in religiosity between secular and ultra-orthodox. We find a significant effect of religiosity on happiness. With respect to Jewish families it is most striking that the impact of family size on both life and financial satisfaction seems to vary with religiosity. This might be a reason for differentiation in family equivalence scales. For Arab families we did not find this effect. First-generation immigrants are less happy than second-generation immigrants, while there is no significant difference between second-generation families and native families. The effect of the Lebanon War is much less than expected." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper, no. TI 2010-095/3 en_US
dc.subject ritual and religion en_US
dc.subject emigration and immigration en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.title Happiness and Financial Satisfaction in Israel: Effects of Religiosity, Ethnicity, and War en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Israel en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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