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At the End of the Rainbow - Post-winning life among Swedish lottery winners

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Title: At the End of the Rainbow - Post-winning life among Swedish lottery winners
Authors: Hedenus, Anna
Issue Date: 17-Feb-2011
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Science
Institution: Department of Sociology ; Sociologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Furåker, Bengt and Hedenus, Anna (2009) Gambling Windfall Decisions: Lottery Winners and Employment Behavior. Gaming Research & Review Journal 13 (2): 1-15.

II. Hedenus, Anna (2009) Time for Work or Time for Family? Work-Life Balance after Winning the Lottery. World Leisure Journal 51 (1): 27-38.

III. Hedenus, Anna (2011) Who Wants to Work Less? Significance of Socio-Economic Status and Work Conditions for Work Commitment among Swedish Lottery Winners. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

IV. Hedenus, Anna (2011) Finding Prosperity as a Lottery Winner: Presentations of Self after Acquisition of Sudden Wealth. Sociology 45 (1): 22-37.

V. Hedenus, Anna (2011) Pennies from Heaven? Conceptions and Earmarking of Lottery Prize Money. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Date of Defence: 2011-03-11
Disputation: Fredagen den 11 mars 2011, kl. 10.15, Hörsal Sappören, Sociologiska institutionen, Sprängkullsgatan 25.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Studies in Sociology
Keywords: consumption
lottery winning
Abstract: This thesis is based upon empirical data from a quantitative survey among 420 Swedish lottery winners and from qualitative interviews with fourteen individual lottery winners. By examining how winners of large lottery prizes manage and experience their situation after winning, this thesis illustrates how sudden wealth affects people‟s behaviours and sense of self. The choices that lottery winners make in this situation can be understood as a reflection of how people prioritize and value differen... more
ISBN: 978-91-979397-0-6
ISSN: 1650-4313
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