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35 p, 520.3 KB The effect of relative concern on life satisfaction : relative deprivation and loss aversion / Leites Lamela, Martin (Universidad de la República) ; Ramos Morilla, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Income comparisons are important for individual well-being. We examine the shape of the relationship between relative income and life satisfaction, and test empirically if the features of the value function of prospect theory carry on to experienced utility. [...]
Bonn Institute for the Study of Labor 2018 (Discussion paper (Institute for the Study of Labor) ; 11404)  
49 p, 649.5 KB Intergenerational mobility and reference groups / Leites Lamela, Martin (Universidad de la República) ; Ramos Morilla, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
We model the role of reference groups as a mechanism for inequality persistence across generations. Reference group theory suggests that culturally shaped processes alter individuals' ambition. As a result, relative deprivation e ects may discourage (encourage) low-background individuals from making adequate mobility-enhancing investments. [...]
2019 (Equalitas Working Paper ; 64)  
265 p, 1.6 MB Essays on the role of social status and beliefs on intergenerational mobility / Leites Lamela, Martin ; Ramos Morilla, Xavier, dir. ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada
Estos ensayos realizan una contribución teórica y empírica para la mejor comprensión del papel del estatus social en la movilidad intergeneracional de ingresos. Teorías sociológicas enfatizan el papel del estatus social en la persistencia de la desigualdad entre familias, aspecto que ha recibido menor atención en la disciplina económica. [...]
The aim of these essays is to contribute both theoretically and empirically to a better understanding of the role of social status in intergenerational income mobility. Sociological theories have emphasized the role of social status in the generation of persistent ex-ante inequality between families, but it has received limited attention in economics. [...]

[Barcelona] : Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2015  

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