Does Climbing the ‘Social Ladder’ Increase Life Satisfaction? A Comparison of the UK and Switzerland

Samuel, Robin; Hadjar, Andreas (13 April 2015). Does Climbing the ‘Social Ladder’ Increase Life Satisfaction? A Comparison of the UK and Switzerland. In: openpop.org. University of Oxford

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It is a widely held belief that status and wealth affect subjective well-being (SWB). This is reflected in the efforts of many people to climb up the ‘social ladder’ and to transcend their social background. By being upwardly mobile, they hope to benefit from various rewards they believe to be associated with desirable societal positions. However, findings from a range of disciplines provide evidence that these benefits are not to be taken for granted. Thus, we decided investigate the question of how upward social mobility impacts life satisfaction, the cognitive component of SWB.

Item Type:

Other

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Samuel, Robin

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Publisher:

University of Oxford

Language:

English

Submitter:

Robin Samuel

Date Deposited:

25 Jun 2015 13:36

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2016 12:59

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/69786

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