Journal article

Influences and consequences of well-being among Australian young people: 1980-1995

GN Marks, N Fleming

Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement | Springer Verlag | Published : 1999


This paper investigates the determinants and consequences of subjective well-being. Although there is an extensive literature on well-being there are few panel studies which measure well-being frequently and over a long time period. The Australian Youth in Transition panel data is used to examine several aspects of well-being: the influence of sociodemographic and labour market characteristics, the dynamics of well-being and its determinants; the isolation of aging, cohort and contextual effects, and the effects of well-being on marital status and labour market outcomes. Women and those married or in de facto relationships show higher levels of well-being. The effect of being in a de facto r..

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