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别人遭解雇,你会不开心

当地失业率每升1%,在职员工幸福感就会下降,导致家庭收入减少4%。这一结论由加拿大英属哥伦比亚大学的John F. Helliwell及加拿大阿尔伯塔大学的Haifang Huang得出。研究者称,直接原因并不是在职员工同情遭到解雇的员工;相反,他们只是害怕攀升的失业率会让自己也丢了饭碗。(刘筱薇/编译)

Your Well-Being Declines When Others Are Unemployed, and Not Because of Empathy

A 1 percentage point increase in local unemployment depresses still-working people’s well-being to a degree that’s roughly equivalent to a 4% decline in household income, according to John F. Helliwell of the University of British Columbia and Haifang Huang of the University of Alberta, both in Canada. The apparent reason has nothing to do with workers’ feeling badly for the unemployed; instead, rising unemployment leads people to fear they’ll lose their own jobs, the researchers say.