Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/59731
Authors: 
Torgler, Benno
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Economy and Society 94.2011
Abstract: 
The paper reports on work values in Europe. At the country level we find that job satisfaction is related to lower working hours, higher well-being, and a higher GDP per capita. Moving to the micro level, we turn our attention from job satisfaction to analyse empirically work centrality and work value dimensions (without exploring empirically job satisfaction) related to intrinsic and extrinsic values, power and social elements. The results indicate substantial differences between Eastern and Western Europe. Socio-demographic factors, education, income, religiosity and religious denomination are significant influences. We find additional differences between Eastern and Western Europe regarding work-leisure and work-family centrality that could be driven by institutional conditions. Furthermore, hierarchical cluster analyses report further levels of dissimilarity among European countries.
Subjects: 
Work Values
Job Satisfaction
Work-Leisure Relationship
Work-Family Centrality
Eastern Europe
Western Europe
JEL: 
P20
D10
J28
J17
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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