Inna Petrunyk
Christian Pfeifer

life satisfaction in germany after reunification: additional insights on the pattern of convergence (replication data)

The authors update previous findings and add new insights on the East-West gap in overall life satisfaction and its trend by using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (1992-2013). The results indicate that (1) part of the raw East-West gap is due to differences in household income and unemployment status, (2) the conditional East-West gap decreased in the first years after the German reunification and remained quite stable and sizeable since the mid-nineties, (3) gender differences are small, and (4) the East-West gap is smaller and shows a trend towards convergence for the younger birth cohorts.

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Petrunyk, Inna; Pfeifer, Christian (2016): Life satisfaction in Germany after reunification: Additional insights on the pattern of convergence (replication data). Version: 1. Journal of Economics and Statistics. Dataset.