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Family Fortunes: Gender-based Differences in the Impact of Employment and Home Characteristics on Satisfaction Levels

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Parker L, Watson D & Webb R (2011) Family Fortunes: Gender-based Differences in the Impact of Employment and Home Characteristics on Satisfaction Levels. Journal of Socio-Economics, 40 (3), pp. 259-264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2011.01.009

Abstract
The preponderance of subjective well-being analysis investigates the peripheral impact of objective measures such as income. By shifting the focus towards family satisfaction, this paper offers an alternative perspective. Through the incorporation of both employment and home characteristics, it provides an opportunity to integrate the analysis of work–life balance with the expansive wider literature of job satisfaction. Our estimates generate two key findings. First, as is frequently found in the employment literature, we confirm the existence of significant gender differences in family satisfaction. Second, the belief that home ownership is necessarily a significant source of well-being is rejected

Keywords
Family satisfaction; Well-being; Gender

Journal
Journal of Socio-Economics: Volume 40, Issue 3

StatusPublished
FundersGlasgow Caledonian University
Publication date31/05/2011
Publication date online15/02/2011
Date accepted by journal31/01/2011
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30669
ISSN1053-5357

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Professor Robert Webb
Professor Robert Webb

Professor of Banking and Appl. Economics, Accounting & Finance