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Happiness in Eastern Europe

Bernd Hayo ()

Public Economics from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: 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 cross- country variation in happiness than income per capita.

Keywords: happiness; well-being; transition countries; Eastern Europe (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D60 I31 P2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
Date: 2004-10-06
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-dcm and nep-tra
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