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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694561/socioeconomic-inequalities-in-health-in-china-a-reassessment-with-data-from-the-2010-2012-china-family-panel-studies
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Hongwei Xu, Yu Xie
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May 2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187771/who-are-your-joneses-socio-specific-income-inequality-and-trust
#2
Fabian Stephany
Trust is a good approach to explain the functioning of markets, institutions or society as a whole. It is a key element in almost every commercial transaction over time and might be one of the main explanations of economic success and development. Trust diminishes the more we perceive others to have economically different living realities. In most of the relevant contributions, scholars have taken a macro perspective on the inequality-trust linkage, with an aggregation of both trust and inequality on a country level...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983145/the-measure-matters-an-investigation-of-evaluative-and-experience-based-measures-of-wellbeing-in-time-use-data
#3
Paul Dolan, Laura Kudrna, Arthur Stone
Measures of subjective wellbeing (SWB) are used to understand how people think and feel about their lives and experiences. But the measure used matters to conclusions about how well people's lives are going. This research compares life evaluations and experienced SWB using nationally representative time use diaries, advancing previous research because diaries are less subject to recall biases than other, more popular methods. Analyses of over 20,000 US residents in 2012-2013 show life evaluations are more closely associated with positive and negative affect than experienced meaningfulness...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931968/assessing-changes-in-household-socioeconomic-status-in-rural-south-africa-2001-2013-a-distributional-analysis-using-household-asset-indicators
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Chodziwadziwa W Kabudula, Brian Houle, Mark A Collinson, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman, Samuel Clark
Understanding the distribution of socioeconomic status (SES) and its temporal dynamics within a population is critical to ensure that policies and interventions adequately and equitably contribute to the well-being and life chances of all individuals. This study assesses the dynamics of SES in a typical rural South African setting over the period 2001-2013 using data on household assets from the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance System. Three SES indices, an absolute index, principal component analysis index and multiple correspondence analysis index, are constructed from the household asset indicators...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931967/can-we-trust-measures-of-political-trust-assessing-measurement-equivalence-in-diverse-regime-types
#5
Irena Schneider
Do standard "trust in government" survey questions deliver measures which are reliable and equivalent in meaning across diverse regime types? I test for the measurement equivalence of political trust in a sample of 35 former Soviet and European countries using the 2010 Life in Transition Survey II conducted by the World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Employing multiple group confirmatory factor analysis, I find that trust perceptions in central political institutions differ from (1) trust in regional and local political institutions, (2) trust in protective institutions like the armed forces and police and (3) trust in order institutions like the courts and police...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890596/explaining-accessibility-and-satisfaction-related-to-healthcare-a-mixed-methods-approach
#6
Pablo Cabrera-Barona, Thomas Blaschke, Stefan Kienberger
Accessibility and satisfaction related to healthcare services are conceived as multidimensional concepts. These concepts can be studied using objective and subjective measures. In this study, we created two indices: a composite healthcare accessibility index (CHCA) and a composite healthcare satisfaction index (CHCS). To calculate the CHCA index we used three indicators based on three components of multidimensional healthcare accessibility: availability, acceptability and accessibility. In the indicator based on the component of accessibility, we included an innovative perceived time-decay parameter...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890595/does-consumer-confidence-forecast-household-saving-and-borrowing-behavior-evidence-for-poland
#7
Aneta Maria Kłopocka
Consumer confidence plays an important role in households' decision-making processes. This study investigates the effects of consumer confidence on household saving and borrowing behavior that are unsatisfactorily considered in previous discussions. The questions of interest are first, whether indexes of consumer confidence have any predictive power on their own for future household saving and borrowing rates, and second, whether they contain information about future household saving and borrowing rates aside from the information contained in other available indicators...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890594/living-near-to-attractive-nature-a-well-being-indicator-for-ranking-dutch-danish-and-german-functional-urban-areas
#8
Michiel N Daams, Paolo Veneri
While nature is widely acknowledged to contribute to people's well-being, nature based well-being indicators at city-level appear to be underprovided. This study aims at filling this gap by introducing a novel indicator based on the proximity of city-residents to nature that is of high-amenity. High-amenity nature is operationalized by combining unique systematic data on people's perceptions of what are the locations of attractive natural areas with data on natural land cover. The proposed indicator departs from the usual assumption of equal well-being from any nature, as it approximates the 'actual' subjective quality of nature near people's homes in a spatially explicit way...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769147/applications-of-the-capability-approach-in-the-health-field-a-literature-review
#9
Paul Mark Mitchell, Tracy E Roberts, Pelham M Barton, Joanna Coast
The primary aims of this review are to document capability applications in the health field and to explore the objectives and decision-rules of studies measuring capability more broadly. Relevant studies are identified using a literature search strategy known as "comprehensive pearl growing". All studies with a primary focus on health are assessed individually, whilst a summary narrative analysis of the full review examines the objectives of capability studies. Four distinct groups in the health field are identified in the review: (1) physical activity and diet; (2) patient empowerment; (3) multidimensional poverty and (4) assessments of health and social care interventions...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769146/what-does-a-swiss-franc-mortgage-cost-the-tale-of-polish-trust-for-foreign-currency-denominated-mortgages-implications-for-well-being-and-health
#10
Piotr Białowolski, Dorota Węziak-Białowolska
It is commonly agreed that excessive household financial debts are detrimental to psychological and physical health. Research also demonstrates that housing instability, mortgage indebtedness and mortgage foreclosure negatively influence subjective well-being. In Poland at the beginning of 2015, homeowners with Swiss franc denominated mortgages suffered from an abrupt swing in the Swiss franc/Polish zloty (CHF/PLN) exchange rate, which resulted in considerable increase in the local currency value of their mortgages...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769145/assessing-how-participators-combine-acts-in-their-political-tool-kits-a-person-centered-measurement-approach-for-analyzing-citizen-participation
#11
Jennifer Oser
Scholars have recognized that a recent increase in the ways citizens participate beyond the electoral arena may be a promising avenue of renewal for citizen participation. In this article we test the theory that different kinds of citizenship norms motivate some citizens to specialize in electoral-oriented activities (e.g. voting), while others specialize in non-institutionalized activities (e.g. protest). The latent class analysis of data from the U.S. Citizen, Involvement and Democracy Survey (2005) in the current study assesses how actors combine a variety of acts in their "political tool kits" of participation, and facilitates a comparison to prior findings that analyze single political behaviors...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725101/social-policies-and-families-in-stress-gender-and-educational-differences-in-work-family-conflict-from-a-european-perspective
#12
Natascha Notten, Daniela Grunow, Ellen Verbakel
In modern welfare states, family policies may resolve the tension between employment and care-focused demands. However these policies sometimes have adverse consequences for distinct social groups. This study examined gender and educational differences in working parents' perceived work-family conflict and used a comparative approach to test whether family policies, in particular support for child care and leave from paid work, are capable of reducing work-family conflict as well as the gender and educational gaps in work-family conflict...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725100/does-women-s-empowerment-in-agriculture-matter-for-children-s-health-status-insights-from-northern-ghana
#13
Yacob A Zereyesus, Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Kara L Ross, Aleksan Shanoyan
Given that women in rural communities in developing countries are responsible for the nutrition and health-related decisions affecting children in their care, their empowerment may influence the health status of their children. The association between women's empowerment, measured by using a recently developed Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index, and children's health status is examined for a sample of households in Northern Ghana applying a Multiple Indicators Multiple Causes (MIMIC) model. The MIMIC approach is used to link multiple indicator variables with multiple independent variables through a "single underlying" latent variable...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366979/the-10-excess-phenomenon-in-responses-to-survey-questions-on-happiness
#14
Gaël Brulé, Ruut Veenhoven
Happiness in nations is typically measured in surveys using a single question. A common question is: 'all things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days on a scale from 0 to 10?'. The responses typically follow a uni-modal distribution with highest frequencies between 5 and 8. Yet in some nations, the percentage of 10 responses stands out and is higher than the percentage of 9 responses. This is particularly present in Latin America and in the Middle East. In this paper we explore the prevalence of the '10-excess' pattern and check some possible explanations...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366978/gender-parenthood-and-wage-differences-the-importance-of-time-consuming-job-characteristics
#15
Charlotta Magnusson, Magnus Nermo
Using data from the Swedish Level of Living Survey (2000, 2010), we investigate how the gender wage gap varies with occupational prestige and family status and also examine the extent to which this gap is explained by time-consuming working conditions. In addition, we investigate whether there is an association between parenthood, job characteristics and wage (as differentiated by gender). The analyses indicate that there are gender differences regarding prestige-based pay-offs among parents that are partly explained by fathers' greater access to employment characterized by time-consuming conditions...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366977/multiple-deprivation-severity-and-latent-sub-groups-advantages-of-factor-mixture-modelling-for-analysing-material-deprivation
#16
Hector E Najera Catalan
Material deprivation is represented in different forms and manifestations. Two individuals with the same deprivation score (i.e. number of deprivations), for instance, are likely to be unable to afford or access entirely or partially different sets of goods and services, while one individual may fail to purchase clothes and consumer durables and another one may lack access to healthcare and be deprived of adequate housing . As such, the number of possible patterns or combinations of multiple deprivation become increasingly complex for a higher number of indicators...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366976/losing-wallets-retaining-trust-the-relationship-between-ethnic-heterogeneity-and-trusting-coethnic-and-non-coethnic-neighbours-and-non-neighbours-to-return-a-lost-wallet
#17
J Tolsma, T W G van der Meer
The constrict claim that ethnic heterogeneity drives down social trust has been empirically tested across the globe. Meta-analyses suggest that neighbourhood ethnic heterogeneity generally undermines ties within the neighbourhood (such as trust in neighbours), but concurrently has an inconsistent or even positive effect on interethnic ties (such as outgroup trust). While the composition of the living environment thus often seems to matter, when and where remain unclear. We contribute to the literature by: (1) scrutinizing the extent to which ethnic heterogeneity drives down trust in coethnic neighbours, non-coethnic neighbours, unknown neighbours and unknown non-neighbours similarly; (2) comparing effects of heterogeneity aggregated to geographical areas that vary in scale and type of boundary; and (3) assessing whether the impact of heterogeneity of the local area depends on the wider geographic context...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163351/de-facto-versus-de-jure-political-institutions-in-the-long-run-a-multivariate-analysis-1820-2000
#18
Peter Foldvari
In this paper we use the components of the PolityIV project's polity2 and Vanhanen's Index of Democracy indicators to analyse the relationship between de jure and de facto political institutions from 1820 until 2000 with a canonical correlation method corrected for the sample selection bias. We find considerable fluctuation in the relationship between the two measures. After a moderate positive correlation found during the first half of the nineteenth century, the two measures become statistically unrelated until the 1940s...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163350/is-it-ethnic-fractionalization-or-social-exclusion-which-affects-social-cohesion
#19
Irene van Staveren, Zahid Pervaiz
The theory about missing links of economic growth often lags behind the empirical estimations of such links. A consensus has emerged that ethnic fractionalization has a negative impact on growth, also when controlled for income inequality. Often, although implicitly, the assumed channel is social cohesion. We analyse the effect of fractionalization on social cohesion with a different inequality measure, namely a social measure of inequality: the Inclusion of Minorities Index. Our results indicate that it is social exclusion, which reduces social cohesion, rather than diversity as such...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163349/political-trust-and-sophistication-taking-measurement-seriously
#20
Sedef Turper, Kees Aarts
Political trust is an important indicator of political legitimacy. Hence, seemingly decreasing levels of political trust in Western democracies have stimulated a growing body of research on the causes and consequences of political trust. However, the neglect of potential measurement problems of political trust raises doubts about the findings of earlier studies. The current study revisits the measurement of political trust and re-examines the relationship between political trust and sophistication in the Netherlands by utilizing European Social Survey (ESS) data across five time points and four-wave panel data from the Panel Component of ESS...
2017: Social Indicators Research
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