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Bjørnskov, Christian
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Dreher, Axel
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Fischer, Justina A.V.
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2018-03-07T12:03:56Z
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2017-06-12T17:18:58Z
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2018-03-07T12:03:56Z
dc.date.issued
2006-08
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/124161
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-a-005277706
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This paper explores a wide range of cross-country determinants of life satisfaction exploiting a database of 90,000 observations in 70 countries. We distinguish four groups of aggregate variables as potential determinants of satisfaction: political, economic, institutional, and human development and culture. We use ordered probit to investigate the importance of these variables on individual life satisfaction and test the robustness of our results with Extreme Bounds Analysis. The results show that only a small number of factors, such as openness, business climate, postcommunism, the number of chambers in parliament, Christian majority, and infant mortality robustly influence life satisfaction across countries while the importance of many variables suggested in the previous literature is not confirmed. This remains largely true when the analysis splits national populations according to gender, income and political orientation also.
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KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
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dc.subject
JOY + HAPPINESS + SATISFACTION (PSYCHOLOGY)
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dc.subject
Extreme Bounds Analysis
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dc.subject
FREUDE + GLÜCK + ERFÜLLUNG + ZUFRIEDENHEIT (PSYCHOLOGIE)
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dc.subject
Life Satisfaction
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Institutions
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dc.subject
Happiness
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dc.title
Cross-Country Determinants of Life Satisfaction: Exploring Different Determinants across Groups in Society
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Working Paper
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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
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exploring different determinants across groups in society
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KOF Working Papers
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145
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ethz.size
53 p.
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DDC - DDC::3 - Social sciences::300 - Social sciences
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005277706
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Zürich
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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2017-06-12T17:19:43Z
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eth:29088
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pub:186605
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yes
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Open access
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