Happiness in Eastern Europe
No 200412, Marburg Working Papers on Economics from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung)
This paper analyses the determinants of happiness in seven Eastern European transition countries during the early phase of economic transition. The analysis of representative survey data in an ordered logit model shows that those core socio-demographic and economic variables known to be relevant from studies on the US and Western European countries have a similar impact on happiness in Eastern Europe. In addition, rural dwellers and church goers experience greater life-satisfaction. Aggregate unemployment can explain more of the crosscountry variation in happiness than income per capita.
Keywords: eastern europe; transition countries; economic transition; happiness; life-satisfaction; unemployment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E32 R10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (12) Track citations by RSS feed
Forthcoming in ...
Downloads: (external link)
https://www.uni-marburg.de/fb02/makro/forschung/ge ... 2004-12-PDF-Hayo.pdf First version, 2004 (application/pdf)
Working Paper: Happiness in Eastern Europe (2004)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:mar:volksw:200412
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Marburg Working Papers on Economics from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Bernd Hayo (). This e-mail address is bad, please contact .