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A Note on Satisfaction with Life, Government and Job: The Case of Eastern Europe

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  • Humpert, Stephan

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Recent studies on life satisfaction or well-being focus on transition countries. These countries are the Central Eastern European and Baltic states (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The half of the CEE countries are meanwhile members of the European Union (EU). Using the year 2008 of the European Values Study 2010 (EVS), I use simple OLS regressions for life satisfaction, as well as satisfaction with government and the job. Individual characteristics are in line with global well-being results. I find no evidence that Eastern European EU member countries behave different then other transition countries. But there are a some differences between the countries concerning governmental quality and job satisfaction.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 45449.

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Keywords: Subjective Well-Being; Transition; Central Eastern European and Baltic states; Commonwealth of Independent States;

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  1. Stephan Humpert, 2013. "Gender Differences in Life Satisfaction and Social Participation," International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research (IJESAR), Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Kavala, Greece, vol. 6(3), pages 123-142, December.

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