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What Contributes to Life Satisfaction in Transitional Romania?
Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden. (nationalekonomi)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4570-7504
Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden.
2006 (English)In: Review of Development Economics, ISSN 1363-6669, E-ISSN 1467-9361, Vol. 10, no 1, 59-70 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper analyzes life satisfaction in Romania in 2001, 12 years after the collapse of communism and the beginning of the transition into a market economy. Using a survey of 1770 individuals, we find that our results are very similar to studies in Western Europe and the USA. Life satisfaction increases with housing standard, health status, economic situation, education, trusting other people, and living in the countryside, and decreases with rising unemployment. However, life satisfaction is lower than in Western countries with about 74% of the people in the sample being not at all satisfied or not quite satisfied with their life in general, and the remaining part being quite satisfied or very satisfied. A policy discussion concludes the paper.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2006. Vol. 10, no 1, 59-70 p.
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39154ISI: 000234839600004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33646552421OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-39154DiVA: diva2:766923
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Swedish Research CouncilSida - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
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Swedish Royal Society of Art and Sciences in Göteborg

Available from: 2014-11-28 Created: 2014-11-28 Last updated: 2015-01-12Bibliographically approved

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