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Surveying transitional experience and subjective well-being: Income, work, family

Ekaterina Selezneva ()
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Ekaterina Selezneva: Osteuropa-Institut, Regensburg (Institut for East European Studies)

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No 279, Working Papers from Leibniz Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and Southeast European Studies)

Abstract: Subjective well-being patterns found for developed economies do not always valid for the economies in transition. This paper overviews happiness and satisfaction studies on income, work and family life domains with a particular attention to those on transitional countries. While there is a range of similarities in conclusions for two types of economies, the main differences seems to be a result of uncertainty and fast changing conditions in transitional settings. The terms ‘happiness’ and ‘life satisfaction’ should be distinguished, when evaluating the successfulness of transformational period and socio-economic policies. A short summary for 76 studies involving subjective indicators on data from the economies in transition is included.

Keywords: life satisfaction; happiness; transition economies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: P29 J12 J28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2010-02
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Forthcoming in Economic Systems, 2011

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