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Influences and spatial effects on subjective well-being

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  • Ioana CIORBAGIU

    (West University of Timisoara, Romania)

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In this paper we explain the influence of some economic-social and psychological factors on a higher life satisfaction, as an expression of the subjective state of well-being, on a sample of 32 European countries. In the analysis, we used results of surveys on quality of life conducted during 2011-2012 and 2016 by Eurofound. We opted for estimating spatial models to highlight influences on well-being due to the existence of spatial autocorrelation between variables. The findings reveal that there is consistent positive relationship between life satisfaction and satisfaction in the fields and a significant negative relationships were found in relation to negative emotions, perception of a high degree of corruption in society or, even more importantly, unequal income distribution.

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  • Ioana CIORBAGIU, 2021. "Influences and spatial effects on subjective well-being," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 0(1(626), S), pages 23-42, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:agr:journl:v:1(626):y:2021:i:1(626):p:23-42
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