International Workshop "Unemployment and Well-being"

hosted by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Start: 25 Jan 2018

End: 26 Jan 2018

  • Programme (updated: 09.01.2018)

    Thursday, 25 January 2018

    8:30 a.m.

    Registration opens

    9:00 a.m.

    Welcome address

    Gesine Stephan, Clemens Hetschko, IAB

    9:10 a.m.

    Session I: Unemployment and Different Indicators of Well-being

    Chair: Gesine Stephan


    Meta-Analyses of the Health and Well-being Effects of Unemployment: An Overview

    Karsten Paul (invited speaker), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


    Time-Use, Unemployment, and Well-Being: An Empirical Analysis Using British Time-Use Data

    Andreas Knabe, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg

    10:30 a.m.

    Coffee break

    10:50 a.m.

    Session II: Buffering the Consequences of Unemployment

    Chair: Michael Eid


    The Buffering Role of the Family in the Relationship between Job Loss and Self-perceived Health: Longitudinal Results from Europe, 2004-2011

    Giulia Tattarini, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)


    How Strong is my Safety Net? Perceived Unemployment Insurance Generosity and Implications for Job Search, Mental Health, and Reemployment

    Ute-Christine Klehe, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

    12:10 p.m.

    Lunch break

    1:00 p.m.

    Keynote: Unemployment Exposure and Wellbeing: Evidence from Cohort Data

    Andrew E. Clark, Paris School of Economics

    2:10 p.m.

    Coffee break

    2:30 p.m.

    Session III: Labour Market Policy and Well-being

    Chair: Knut Gerlach


    The Health Effects of Active Labor Market Policies

    Robert Mahlstedt, University of Copenhagen


    Do Job Creation Schemes Increase Social Integration and Well-being of Long-term Unemployed?

    Boris Ivanov, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

    3:50 p.m.

    Coffee break

    4:10 p.m.

    Session IV: Well-being and Self-employment

    Chair: Ronnie Schöb


    Overoptimistic Entrepreneurs: Predicting Wellbeing Consequences of Self-Employment

    Reto Odermatt, London School of Economics


    Entrepreneurial Success and Subjective Well-being: Worries about the Business Explain one's Well-being loss from Self-employment

    Martin Binder, Bard College Berlin

    5:30 p.m.

    End of the conference day

    7:00 p.m.

    Conference dinner at Louis’, Kornmarkt 2, 90402 Nürnberg


    Friday, 26 January 2018

    9:00 a.m.

    Session V: The Measurement of Well-being

    Chair: Clemens Hetschko


    Are You Happy While You Work?

    Invited speaker Alex Bryson, University College London


    The Survey as a Burden – How Interview Length Affects the Measurement of Subjective Well-being

    Adrian Chadi, University of Konstanz

    10:20 a.m.

    Coffee break

    10:40 a.m.

    Session VI: Unemployment and Mental Health

    Chair: Christoph Wunder


    Depression and Economic Conditions: Whether Economic Fluctuations Influence Mental Problems?

    Mariya Melnychuk, University College London


    Unemployment and Social Exclusion

    Laura Pohlan, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)


    Unfairness During Unemployment – How Perceived Injustice Affects Mental Health Among Unemployed People

    Andrea Zechmann, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

    12:40 p.m.

    Lunch break

    1:30 p.m.

    Session VII: Well-being on the Job

    Chair: Gesine Stephan


    Partial Employment Protection and Perceived Job Security: Evidence from France

    Anthony Lepinteur, University of Luxembourg


    The Link between Relative Pay and Job Satisfaction revisited

    Matthias Collischon, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


    The Puzzling Interaction of Job Satisfaction, Local Labor Market Conditions and Job Mobility

    Daniel Lechmann, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

    3:30 p.m.

    Farewell & Coffee

    Gesine Stephan, IAB

    3:40 p.m.

    End of the Conference


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