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Surveying transitional experience and subjective well-being : Income, work, family

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  • Ekaterina Selezneva

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    (Osteuropa-Institut, Regensburg (Institut for East European Studies))

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Subjective well-being patterns found for developed economies do not always valid for the economies in transition. This paper overviews happiness and satisfaction studies on income, work and family life domains with a particular attention to those on transitional countries. While there is a range of similarities in conclusions for two types of economies, the main differences seems to be a result of uncertainty and fast changing conditions in transitional settings. The terms ‘happiness’ and ‘life satisfaction’ should be distinguished, when evaluating the successfulness of transformational period and socio-economic policies. A short summary for 76 studies involving subjective indicators on data from the economies in transition is included.

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Paper provided by Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and South-East European Studies) in its series Working Papers with number 279.

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Date of creation: Feb 2010
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Publication status: forthcoming in Economic Systems, 2011
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