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Verlorenes Glück – Zufriedenheitsverluste in der Corona-Krise

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Konrad,  Kai A.
Public Economics, MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, Max Planck Society;

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Windsteiger,  Lisa
Public Economics, MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, Max Planck Society;

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Ahlheim, C., Bruckmeyer, S., Konrad, K. A., & Windsteiger, L. (2020). Verlorenes Glück – Zufriedenheitsverluste in der Corona-Krise. Wirtschaftsdienst, 100(8), 586-590. doi:10.1007/s10273-020-2715-2.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0008-1897-3
Abstract
This study illustrates the loss of life satisfaction, and with it the psychological costs of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lock-down measures taken, for self-employed and women. Building on the data collected by Windsteiger et al. (2020) and their internet interviews at the peak of lockdown measures, and looking at specifi c population subgroups, this essay illustrates that many solo self-employed and women report a signifi cant decline in life satisfaction, and that these effects are strongest where solo self-employment coincides with economic losses and childcare responsibilities for women with children of dependent ag