POLICY-RELATED LESSONS FROM THE ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF LIFE SATISFACTION DATA IN AUSTRALIA

Grant number: DP0558699

Abstract

Our analyses will provide important information to policy-makers aiming to design policies that improve Australia's economic and social fabric. In particular, we will inform on the response of Australians to major life-events such as unemployment, ill-health or marital dissolution, but also exogenous shocks including drought and terrorism. Major focus will be on differentiating the determinants of life satisfaction between rural and urban communities in Australia, and investigating the response of these communities to drought conditions. Moreover, we believe that a detailed international comparison using German and UK data will provide unique evidence on the relative quality of life in Austr..

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