Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/29882
Authors: 
Hayo, Bernd
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Marburger volkswirtschaftliche Beiträge 2004,12
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 crosscountry variation in happiness than income per capita.
Subjects: 
eastern europe
transition countries
economic transition
happiness
life-satisfaction
unemployment
JEL: 
E32
R10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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