Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162367
Authors: 
Skoglund, Ekaterina
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 357
Abstract: 
Since 1989, post-communist countries have undergone profound changes in their political, economic, and social structures and institutions. Across a range of development outcomes—in terms of the speed and success of reforms—transition is an “unhappy process.” The “happiness gap,” i.e. the difference in average happiness levels between the populations of transition and non-transition economies, is closing, but at a slower pace than the process of economic convergence. Economic growth, as the determinant of a country’s collective well-being, has been superseded by measurements of institutional quality and social development.
Subjects: 
happiness gap
subjective well-being
transition
institutions
JEL: 
D02
I31
P20
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Document Type: 
Article

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