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February 11th 2021, 13:00-14:00: Mario Lawes (FU Berlin) “Immediate Effects of Involuntary Unemployment on Cognitive, Affective and Eudaimonic Well-being”

Abstract: Unemployment can have long-lasting negative effects on well-being. The existing literature on the effects of unemployment is, however, mainly based studies with rather long intervals between measurement occasions and focusses on cognitive indicators of well-being. We use novel panel data from a longitudinal app study of German job seekers to differentially investigate the immediate effects of unemployment on cognitive, affective and eudaimonic well-being. We use a matched control group design to identify the causal effect of unemployment of the different well-being indicators. Moreover, we inspect whether time-to-reemployment moderates the well-being changes.