Please describe your area of research and interest
I am a quantative sociologist in the field of volunteer work and subjective well-being. My research is based on panel data on the individual level (Socioeconomic Panel Study Germany). I am interested in the question whether volunteering without monetary returns makes people happier compared to people who never engage in volunteer work. I am hereby focussing on the identification of the causal direction of this relationship and problems of self-selection and endogeneous bias.