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The Impact of
Holiday Trips on Life Satisfaction and Domains of Life Satisfaction: Evidence
for German Disabled Individuals
This study analyses the contribution of
holiday trips to the levels of life satisfaction reported by individuals with
and without disability by using an approach in which life satisfaction is seen
as a combination of various life satisfaction domains (health, job, housework,
household income, dwelling, and leisure). Using longitudinal data from the
German Socio-Economic Panel, we estimate a two-layer model which proposes that
satisfaction with different domains of life are interrelated and wherein life
satisfaction depends on the weight that the individual allocates to each of
these domains. The results show that disabled people who participate in holiday
trips obtain higher levels of satisfaction with health, job, and housework than
do nondisabled ones, especially when this participation is more intense. In
addition, satisfaction with health and household income has a significant
effect on the overall life satisfaction reported by disabled individuals.
Public policy recommendations are given.
Keywords: holiday trips, life satisfaction, domains of life
satisfaction, disability, Germany
Pagán, R., 2014, 'The impact of
holiday trips on life satisfaction and domains of life satisfaction: Evidence
for German disabled individuals', Journal of Travel Research, DOI: 10.1177/0047287513517424.