Work and life satisfaction depend on a number of pecuniary and non-pecuniary factors at the workplace and determine these in turn. We analyze these causal linkages using a structural vector autoregression approach for a German sample of the working populace from 1984 to 2008, finding that workplace autonomy plays an important causal role in determining well-being.
Coad, A. & Binder, M. (2014). Causal linkages between work and life satisfaction and their determinants in a structural VAR approach. Economics Letters, 124(2), 263–268. DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.05.021