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Headey, Bruce W.

Works: 62 works in 116 publications in 3 languages and 1,197 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JC479, 361.65
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British Cabinet Ministers : the roles of politicians in executive office by Bruce W Headey( Book )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Housing policy in the developed economy : the United Kingdom, Sweden and the United States by Bruce W Headey( Book )
14 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Indicators of housing satisfaction: a Castlemilk pilot study by Bruce W Headey( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The real worlds of welfare capitalism by Robert E Goodin( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
The Real Worlds of Welfare Capitalism traces how individuals fare over time in each of the three principal types of welfare state. Through a unique analysis of panel data from Germany, the Netherlands and the US, tracking individuals' socio-economic fate over fully ten years, Goodin, Headey, Muffels and Dirven explore issues of economic growth and efficiency, of poverty and inequality, of social integration and social autonomy. It is common to talk of the inevitability of tradeoffs between these goals. But in this book the authors contend that the social democratic welfare regime, represented here by the Netherlands, equals or exceeds the performance of the corporatist German regime and the liberal US regime across all these social and economic objectives. They thus argue that, whatever one's priorities, the social democratic welfare regime is uniquely well-suited to realizing them
Communities, social capital and public policy : literature review by David Johnson( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The concept of social capital as a measure of community strength is examined in this paper. International comparative data is used to evaluate social capital in Australia, and policies for strengthening community in both Australia and Britain are explored
Understanding happiness : a theory of subjective well-being by Bruce W Headey( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The effects of wealth and income on subjective well-being and ill-being by Bruce W Headey( Computer File )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 24 libraries worldwide
This paper reports on research being conducted as part of the research program, "The dynamics of economic and social change: an analysis of the household, income and labour dynamics in Australia survey."
Australian National Social Science Survey, 1984 ( file )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
This multipurpose survey measures a wide range of variables of interest in sociology, political science, and labor economics. It is similar to national social surveys conducted regularly in the United States, Britain, and West Germany, and much of the data are directly comparable. The questionnaire covers attitudes toward a broad range of topics, including government expenditures, taxation, inflation, crime, poverty, women and careers, migrants, political figures, and confidence in institutions such as banks and police. Other questions relate to the respondent's personal feelings about life, health, religion, moral issues, and family relationships. Political and economic data provided include party preference and voting history, income, and occupation. Additional background variables are available on education, birthplace, ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, location and size of town of residence, marital status, and union membership
Authentic happiness theory supported by impact of religion on life satisfaction: a longitudinal analysis with data for Germany ( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Survey (SOEP), this paper assesses the relationship between life satisfaction and religious practice. The main new result here is longitudinal. It is shown that individuals who become more religious over time record long term gains in life satisfaction, while those who become less religious record long term losses. This result holds net of the effects of personality traits, and also in fixed effects panel models. The paper has significant implications for the dominant, paradigm theory in SWB research, namely set-point theory. This theory holds that the long term SWB of adult individuals is stable, because SWB depends on personality traits and other stable genetic factors. It is already clear from the German panel data that about 20% of the population have recorded large long term changes in SWB. New evidence in this paper and elsewhere about the effects of consciously chosen life goals, including religious ones, on SWB is hard to reconcile with set-point theory. It is more in line with authentic happiness theory. -- SWB ; life satisfaction ; set-point theory ; authentic happiness theory ; longitudinal analysis ; SOEP
Choices which change life satisfaction: revising swb theory to account for change by Bruce W Headey( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Using data from the long-running German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) 1984-2008, this paper analyses the effects of individual preferences and choices on subjective well-being (SWB). It is shown that preferences and choices relating to life goals/values, partners personality, hours of work, social participation and healthy lifestyle all have substantial effects on life satisfaction. The results have negative implications for the still dominant theory of SWB, set-point theory. This theory holds that adult SWB does not change in the medium or long term, although temporary fluctuations occur due to specific life events. Set-point theory has come under increasing criticism in recent years, primarily due to unmistakable evidence in SOEP that, during the last 25 years, up to a third of the population has recorded substantial and apparently permanent changes in life satisfaction. It is becoming clear that the main challenge now for SWB researchers is to develop a new theory which can account for medium and long term change, and not merely stability in SWB. Set-point theory is limited precisely because it is purely a theory of stability. The paper is based on a specially constructed SOEP file in which data are divided into five 5-year periods in order to facilitate analysis of medium term change
Rich and poor: stability or change? : West German income mobility 1984 - 93 by Peter Krause( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (N=6950), this paper analyses equivalent income mobility in West Germany, 1984-93. Four hypotheses, derived from recent North American research and from sociological theory (stratification theory) are tested. They are: 1. that in West Germany, as in the U.S., the poor are a more stable (less mobile) group than the rich; 2. that, as stratification theory predicts, most moves up and down the income distribution are 'short distance' moves; 3. that income polarization (i.e. a declining middle class) has occurred and; 4. that overall income mobility has not increased in the last decade. All but the last hypothesis proved to be false, so the concluding section assesses the implications of these unexpected results for economic and sociological theory
Families, incomes and jobs : a statistical report of the HILDA Survey by Bruce W Headey( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The structure and distribution of household wealth in Australia : cohort differences and retirement issues ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The duration and extent of poverty : is Germany a two thirds society? by Bruce W Headey( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in German and English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The structure and distribution of household wealth in Australia by Bruce W Headey( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Money doesn't buy happiness - or does it? : a reconsideration based on the combined effects of wealth, income and consumption by Bruce W Headey( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"The accepted view among psychologists and economists alike is that economic well-being has a statistically significant but only weak effect on happiness/subjective well-being (SWB). This view is based almost entirely on weak relationships with household income. The paper uses household economic panel data from five countries -- Australia, Britain, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands -- to provide a reconsideration of the impact of economic wellbeing on happiness. The main conclusion is that happiness is considerably more affected by economic circumstances than previously believed. In all five countries wealth affects life satisfaction more than income. In the countries for which consumption data are available (Britain and Hungary), non-durable consumption expenditures also prove at least as important to happiness as income. Further, results from panel regression fixed effects models indicate that changes in wealth, income and consumption all produce significant, though not large, changes in satisfaction levels"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
Australians' priorities, satisfactions and well-being by Bruce W Headey( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The relationship between objective and subjective indicators : a reciprocal causation model linking changes in income, income satisfaction and life satisfaction by Bruce W Headey( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in German and English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
East Germany : rising incomes, unchanged inequality and the impact of redistributive government 1990 - 92 by Bruce W Headey( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
What has happened to incomes, inequality and satisfaction with living standards in the first stage of transition from a communist command economy to a market economy in East Germany? This paper tests six hypotheses about the transition to capitalism. Contrary to expectations, real incomes went up not down, net income inequality scarcely increased, and those who were previously advantaged did not become better off aí the expense of the previously disadvantaged. A major reason for the last two results was that the Federal Republic's taxes and benefits, which were much more progressive than the Communist regime's, had the effect of counteracting the increasing inequality of household gross incomes. It is also reported that, although real net incomes increased, satisfaction with living standards declined, probably because East Germans increasingly compared themselves with Western counterparts. Optimism about the future declined in 1991-2 after reaching very high levels in 1990 immediately after the revolution. This paper is based on the first three waves of the East German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) conducted in June 1990 (N= 4453 respondents in 2179 households), March-April 1991 and March-April 1992
Health cost savings : the impact of pets on Australian health budgets by Bruce W Headey( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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