Using empirical research to show how society works.
Martin Schröder is professor of sociology at Marburg University, Germany.
He has recently published a book that shows the circumstances under which people are satisfied with their lives. His 2018-book has shown why people usually do not feel that their life is getting better, even though it objectively does. In several research articles, he has shown that people accept more income inequality when more inequality exists and that life satisfaction is lower when inequality increases in a country, but not when it is higher than in another country. He also combined Varieties of Capitalism and Esping-Andersen’s welfare regimes into a unified typology of capitalism.
Martin Schröder did his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and studied at Sciences Po Paris. He was a postdoc at Harvard University and is a visitor at Oxford University from April to August 2020.
Here I explain new scientific findings in language that is generally understandable.
Why the world is getting better but no one notices
Imagine that things are getting better, hugely better, but no one knows. You might take me for
With how man working hours are people happy?
How many hours should people work? I am pretty sure you, and everyone you know, has asked that
Does inequality make people unhappy?
In every society, some have more income than others. In some societies, some have much more income than