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A Note on Happiness in Eastern Europe

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  • Stephan Humpert

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Recent studies in economics of happiness focusing on the influence of different aspects of subjective well-being in transition countries. Here these countries are located in Eastern Europe. After aggregating a dataset which combines the World Values Survey and the European Values Survey, I use an OLS and ordered probit and ordered logit estimation with marginal effects to perform regressions. The main findings are that individuals in transition countries behave like individuals in western industrialisted countries. This shows the international reliability of approach the happiness research approach.

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Article provided by European Research Studies Journal in its journal European Research Studies Journal.

Volume (Year): XIII (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 133-144

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Handle: RePEc:ers:journl:v:xiii:y:2010:i:3:p:133-144

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Keywords: subjective well-being; eastern europe;

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  1. Humpert, Stephan, 2013. "Gender Differences in Life Satisfaction and Social Participation," MPRA Paper 46775, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Humpert, Stephan, 2013. "A Note on Satisfaction with Life, Government and Job: The Case of Eastern Europe," MPRA Paper 45449, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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