Marriage, minorities, and mass movements

Shuai Chen

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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The dissertation studies how individuals respond in their well-being, behavior, attitudes and preferences to changes in their personal life and in society. It consists of three chapters applying economic perspectives and methodologies in the fields of labor economics and political economy. The second chapter investigates the effects of partnership dynamics on subjective well-being. The third chapter explores the symbolic functions of marriage on the stability of formal partnerships. Both chapters are with a special focus on sexual minorities. The fourth chapter, also the last chapter, studies how economic insecurity and cultural backlash have shaped the current populist attitudes and preferences, and have triggered the populist voting behavior in the United States.

Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
  • van Ours, J.C., Promotor
  • van Soest, Arthur, Promotor
Award date1 Jul 2019
Place of PublicationTilburg
Print ISBNs978 90 5668 598 0
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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