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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie
Page(s) 451 - 474
Title of proceedings Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie

Open Access


This paper looks into the impact of subjectively perceived risk of unemployment and work-life conflicts on life satisfaction. It focuses on the role of the partner. The data of the Swiss Household Panel (SHP) reveal a consistent negative relationship between work strain and life satisfaction, depending also on the partner. The present article broadens our knowledge as it demonstrates that the connection between the perceived risk of unemployment and life satisfaction is even stronger when both partners simultaneously experience work strain.