Determinants of Life Satisfaction in the Czech Republic and their Development over Time
|Author:||Bc. Anna Pavlovová|
|Year:||2018 - summer|
|Leaders:|| doc. PhDr. Julie Chytilová Ph.D.
|Work type:|| Bachelors
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|Abstract:||This work examines the reported life satisfaction in the Czech Republic over the
period between 1991 and 2016. The relationships between various individual
characteristics and reported life satisfaction are analysed using the ordinary
least squares and the results are compared across time. This work extends
the existing literature not only by providing a more up-to-date analysis of the
correlates of life satisfaction in the Czech Republic but also by analysing them
in a wider time horizon. Some relationships were found rather stable over the
considered period (for example, those associated with health, satisfaction with
institutions or with political beliefs). Even though higher education and higher
income were not strictly associated with higher satisfaction, the differences in
satisfaction of individuals belonging to the lower and upper deciles of income are
significant throughout the whole period. On the other hand, some associations
have changed substantially over time (e.g. those related to being a student).
Contrary to the existing literature on the period of transition, life satisfaction in
the Czech Republic appears to be U-shaped in age during the whole considered
period including the 90s. However, the turning points and the exact shape of
the relationship changed over time.