Family fortunes: gender-based differences in the impact of employment and home characteristics on satisfaction levels

Louise Parker, Duncan Watson, Robert Webb

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Socio-Economics
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011

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Gender differences
Job satisfaction
Home ownership
Work-life balance
Subjective well-being
Income
Well-being

Keywords

  • employment
  • gender
  • home characteristics

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In: Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 40, No. 3, 01.05.2011, p. 259-264.

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