Do Determinants of Happiness Vary across Demographic Groups?
|Author:||Bc. Peter Marčiš|
|Year:||2015 - summer|
|Leaders:|| doc. PhDr. Julie Chytilová Ph.D.
|Work type:|| Bachelors
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|Abstract:||This thesis examines relationships between subjective well-being of individuals and various
factors (determinants of happiness) using the ordinary least squares (OLS) method separately
for each of the major religious denominations, world regions, and sizes of municipalities. The
results are then compared across the specified groups in order to find out if there are any
significant differences. Based on the output of the analysis it can be inferred that there are
remarkable differences especially across religious denominations and world regions where the
most notable differences are found in case of relative income, unemployment, gender and
marital statuses. On the other hand, the differences across various municipality sizes are not
so frequent or substantial and the most significant variations are found for variables
representing GDP per capita and marital statuses.