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Détails du magazine
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Magazine
eISSN
2297-8348
Première publication
16 Apr 2016
Période de publication
3 fois par an
Langues
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Volume 46 (2020): Edition 3 (November 2020)

Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2297-8348
Première publication
16 Apr 2016
Période de publication
3 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

Chercher

11 Articles
Accès libre

Introduction to the special issue “Understanding social dynamics: 20 years of the swiss household panel”

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 355 - 368

Résumé

Accès libre

Opposing Forces? Intergenerational Social Mobility and the Transmission of Political Ideology

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 369 - 395

Résumé

Abstract

This study investigates the consequences of intergenerational social mobility for the transmission of political ideology from parents to adult children, taking the parental ideology explicitly into account. Analyses using German and Swiss household data show that especially the vertically upwardly mobile are less influenced by the parental ideology. However, longitudinal analyses do not indicate causal effects, but a self-selection mechanism into social mobility. These findings have consequences for the perception of social mobility effects.

Mots clés

  • political socialization
  • social mobility
  • intergenerational transmission
Accès libre

Old-Age Trajectories of Life Satisfaction. Do Singlehood and Childlessness Hurt More When People Get Older?

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 397 - 424

Résumé

Abstract

This paper analyses trajectories of life satisfaction among elderly people in various family situations and tests whether the disadvantage related to being single or childless increases (as predicted by cumulative (dis)advantage hypothesis) or reduces (consistently with age-as-leveler hypothesis) when people get older. The results show that the disadvantage of never married mothers grows with age, whereas the disadvantage of divorced people reduces with age. The study suggests that, in general, the increasing probability of ageing without close kin does not put at risk life satisfaction of elderly people.

Mots clés

  • life satisfaction
  • cumulative (dis)advantage
  • age-as-leveler
Accès libre

The Effect of the Work-Life Interface on Insomnia: A Longitudinal Analysis of Male and Female Employees in Switzerland

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 425 - 443

Résumé

Abstract

This study draws on the Swiss Household Panel and employs specific panel data methods to investigate whether work-life conflict – decomposed into time-, and strain-based conflicts – and lack of recovery during off-job time (i. e. psychological detachment from work) cause insomnia. The findings indicate that, when adequately accounting for individual hetero geneity and the relative importance of multiple causal factors, recovery and recuperation processes appear crucial to the experience of insomnia, while the significance of perceived work-life conflict recede, for both men and women.

Mots clés

  • work-life interface
  • insomnia
  • gender
  • structural path dependence
Accès libre

Debt and Subjective Well-Being: Does the Type of Debt Matter?

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 445 - 465

Résumé

Abstract

Based on longitudinal analyses of data from the Swiss Household Panel, this paper investigates the effect of different types of debt on two evaluative measures of subjective well-being: financial satisfaction and life satisfaction. Payment arrears reduce financial satisfaction more than loans or the accumulation of different types of debt (arrears and loans). This negative effect is stable over time. Conversely, each additional year with arrears decreases life satisfaction, confirming the overall and general negative effect of arrears on all domains of daily life, especially for the elderly.

Mots clés

  • Debt
  • Over-indebtedness
  • Well-being
  • Satisfaction
  • Financial
Accès libre

Does Subjective Well-Being Affect Political Participation?

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 467 - 488

Résumé

Abstract

Subjective well-being (SWB) has been positively correlated with political activity, however the causality of the effect remains debated. By estimating within-individual effects, I show that SWB decreases protest intentions, while its effect on voting is not significant. Despite the mutual influence between SWB and protest, the results suggest that the influence of SWB on protesting is stronger than the reverse effect, thereby setting an agenda for future research in this domain.

Mots clés

  • political participation
  • political protest
  • subjective well-being
  • fixed effects
  • causality
Accès libre

The Curious Case of the Grumpy Union Member

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 489 - 514

Résumé

Abstract

Relying on the data of the Swiss Household Panel, the paper aims to make sense of the puzzling dissatisfaction union members exhibit in most dimensions of their job. A longitudinal approach reveals that the dissatisfaction is to a large extent explained by contextual and individual time-invariant unobserved heterogeneity. A decline in job satisfaction is for many workers the main reason to join a union. Job satisfaction climbs back as the years of membership increase, which confirms that unions do indeed have positive effects on the professional well-being of their members.

Mots clés

  • Labor unions
  • job satisfaction
  • panel data
  • dynamic effects
Accès libre

(When) Do Critical Life Events Push People to the Populist Radical Right? Support for the Swiss People’s Party Following Relationship Dissolution, Unemployment or a Health Crisis

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 515 - 533

Résumé

Abstract

Using the Swiss Household Panel, we examine whether experiencing relationship dissolution, unemployment, or a health crisis increases support for the Swiss People’s Party (SVP). Fixed effects models shows this to be the case. Changes in financial resources, attitudes or trust in the government cannot explain this effect. Finally, we test whether increased support for the SVP following these events is more likely among individuals with lower trust and income levels and with views similar of those of the SVP. We find that individuals with traditional gender values are more likely to support the SVP after separation.

Mots clés

  • critical life events
  • populist radical right
  • party preference
  • panel data
Accès libre

Digital Shift in Swiss Media Consumption Practices

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 535 - 558

Résumé

Abstract

Relying on the 2013 and 2016 rounds of individual questionnaires from the Swiss Household Panel (SHP), we use multiple correspondence analysis to map Swiss media consumption practices while making use of the longitudinal character of panel data in an innovative way. Our results show that individual practices can be distinguished along two main dimensions: on the one hand, the reliance on new media, which is explained mainly by the age cohort, and on the other hand, the consumption of news, which is explained mainly by changes in political interest as well as by gender.

Mots clés

  • media consumption
  • social media
  • longitudinal perspective
  • MCA
Accès libre

Changing Attitudes Towards Gender Equality in Switzerland (2000–2017): Period, Cohort and Life-Course Effects

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 559 - 585

Résumé

Abstract

This paper investigates trends in Swiss women’s and men’s gender attitudes in the period 2000–2017 using the Swiss Household Panel data. Based on pooled OLS and fixed-effects models, we establish the following for women and men: (1) over this time period, attitudes towards gender roles become more egalitarian, while attitudes towards gender equality achievement remain stable; (2) the youngest cohort unexpectedly holds more traditional attitudes; and (3) individual attitudes change over the life course based on life events and the attitudes of one’s partner.

Mots clés

  • attitudes
  • gender equality
  • sexism
  • longitudinal analysis
  • Switzerland
Accès libre

Book Reviews

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 587 - 592

Résumé

11 Articles
Accès libre

Introduction to the special issue “Understanding social dynamics: 20 years of the swiss household panel”

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 355 - 368

Résumé

Accès libre

Opposing Forces? Intergenerational Social Mobility and the Transmission of Political Ideology

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 369 - 395

Résumé

Abstract

This study investigates the consequences of intergenerational social mobility for the transmission of political ideology from parents to adult children, taking the parental ideology explicitly into account. Analyses using German and Swiss household data show that especially the vertically upwardly mobile are less influenced by the parental ideology. However, longitudinal analyses do not indicate causal effects, but a self-selection mechanism into social mobility. These findings have consequences for the perception of social mobility effects.

Mots clés

  • political socialization
  • social mobility
  • intergenerational transmission
Accès libre

Old-Age Trajectories of Life Satisfaction. Do Singlehood and Childlessness Hurt More When People Get Older?

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 397 - 424

Résumé

Abstract

This paper analyses trajectories of life satisfaction among elderly people in various family situations and tests whether the disadvantage related to being single or childless increases (as predicted by cumulative (dis)advantage hypothesis) or reduces (consistently with age-as-leveler hypothesis) when people get older. The results show that the disadvantage of never married mothers grows with age, whereas the disadvantage of divorced people reduces with age. The study suggests that, in general, the increasing probability of ageing without close kin does not put at risk life satisfaction of elderly people.

Mots clés

  • life satisfaction
  • cumulative (dis)advantage
  • age-as-leveler
Accès libre

The Effect of the Work-Life Interface on Insomnia: A Longitudinal Analysis of Male and Female Employees in Switzerland

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 425 - 443

Résumé

Abstract

This study draws on the Swiss Household Panel and employs specific panel data methods to investigate whether work-life conflict – decomposed into time-, and strain-based conflicts – and lack of recovery during off-job time (i. e. psychological detachment from work) cause insomnia. The findings indicate that, when adequately accounting for individual hetero geneity and the relative importance of multiple causal factors, recovery and recuperation processes appear crucial to the experience of insomnia, while the significance of perceived work-life conflict recede, for both men and women.

Mots clés

  • work-life interface
  • insomnia
  • gender
  • structural path dependence
Accès libre

Debt and Subjective Well-Being: Does the Type of Debt Matter?

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 445 - 465

Résumé

Abstract

Based on longitudinal analyses of data from the Swiss Household Panel, this paper investigates the effect of different types of debt on two evaluative measures of subjective well-being: financial satisfaction and life satisfaction. Payment arrears reduce financial satisfaction more than loans or the accumulation of different types of debt (arrears and loans). This negative effect is stable over time. Conversely, each additional year with arrears decreases life satisfaction, confirming the overall and general negative effect of arrears on all domains of daily life, especially for the elderly.

Mots clés

  • Debt
  • Over-indebtedness
  • Well-being
  • Satisfaction
  • Financial
Accès libre

Does Subjective Well-Being Affect Political Participation?

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 467 - 488

Résumé

Abstract

Subjective well-being (SWB) has been positively correlated with political activity, however the causality of the effect remains debated. By estimating within-individual effects, I show that SWB decreases protest intentions, while its effect on voting is not significant. Despite the mutual influence between SWB and protest, the results suggest that the influence of SWB on protesting is stronger than the reverse effect, thereby setting an agenda for future research in this domain.

Mots clés

  • political participation
  • political protest
  • subjective well-being
  • fixed effects
  • causality
Accès libre

The Curious Case of the Grumpy Union Member

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 489 - 514

Résumé

Abstract

Relying on the data of the Swiss Household Panel, the paper aims to make sense of the puzzling dissatisfaction union members exhibit in most dimensions of their job. A longitudinal approach reveals that the dissatisfaction is to a large extent explained by contextual and individual time-invariant unobserved heterogeneity. A decline in job satisfaction is for many workers the main reason to join a union. Job satisfaction climbs back as the years of membership increase, which confirms that unions do indeed have positive effects on the professional well-being of their members.

Mots clés

  • Labor unions
  • job satisfaction
  • panel data
  • dynamic effects
Accès libre

(When) Do Critical Life Events Push People to the Populist Radical Right? Support for the Swiss People’s Party Following Relationship Dissolution, Unemployment or a Health Crisis

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 515 - 533

Résumé

Abstract

Using the Swiss Household Panel, we examine whether experiencing relationship dissolution, unemployment, or a health crisis increases support for the Swiss People’s Party (SVP). Fixed effects models shows this to be the case. Changes in financial resources, attitudes or trust in the government cannot explain this effect. Finally, we test whether increased support for the SVP following these events is more likely among individuals with lower trust and income levels and with views similar of those of the SVP. We find that individuals with traditional gender values are more likely to support the SVP after separation.

Mots clés

  • critical life events
  • populist radical right
  • party preference
  • panel data
Accès libre

Digital Shift in Swiss Media Consumption Practices

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 535 - 558

Résumé

Abstract

Relying on the 2013 and 2016 rounds of individual questionnaires from the Swiss Household Panel (SHP), we use multiple correspondence analysis to map Swiss media consumption practices while making use of the longitudinal character of panel data in an innovative way. Our results show that individual practices can be distinguished along two main dimensions: on the one hand, the reliance on new media, which is explained mainly by the age cohort, and on the other hand, the consumption of news, which is explained mainly by changes in political interest as well as by gender.

Mots clés

  • media consumption
  • social media
  • longitudinal perspective
  • MCA
Accès libre

Changing Attitudes Towards Gender Equality in Switzerland (2000–2017): Period, Cohort and Life-Course Effects

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 559 - 585

Résumé

Abstract

This paper investigates trends in Swiss women’s and men’s gender attitudes in the period 2000–2017 using the Swiss Household Panel data. Based on pooled OLS and fixed-effects models, we establish the following for women and men: (1) over this time period, attitudes towards gender roles become more egalitarian, while attitudes towards gender equality achievement remain stable; (2) the youngest cohort unexpectedly holds more traditional attitudes; and (3) individual attitudes change over the life course based on life events and the attitudes of one’s partner.

Mots clés

  • attitudes
  • gender equality
  • sexism
  • longitudinal analysis
  • Switzerland
Accès libre

Book Reviews

Publié en ligne: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: 587 - 592

Résumé

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