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Cross-Country Analysis of Life Satisfaction
Thesis title in Czech: Mezinárodní analýza měřítka životní spokojenosti
Thesis title in English: Cross-Country Analysis of Life Satisfaction
Key words: Subjektívne vnímaný blahobyt, Šťastie, Spokojnosť so životom, Pozitívne emócie, Negatívne emócie, Ekonómia
English key words: Subjective well-being, Happiness, Life satisfaction, Positive affect, Negative affect, Economics
Academic year of topic announcement: 2016/2017
Type of assignment: Bachelor's thesis
Thesis language: angličtina
Department: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Supervisor: PhDr. Radek Janhuba, M.A., Ph.D.
Author: hidden - assigned by the advisor
Date of registration: 25.05.2017
Date of assignment: 30.05.2017
Date and time of defence: 11.06.2018 09:00
Venue of defence: Opletalova - Opletalova 26, O105, Opletalova - místn. č. 105
Date of electronic submission:10.05.2018
Date of proceeded defence: 11.06.2018
Reviewers: Mgr. Michal Paulus
 
 
 
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References
CLARK A., FRIJTERS P., SHIELDS M.A., 2007. A survey of the income happiness gradient. Journal of Economic Literature

FREY M., BRUNO S., STUTZER A., 2002. Happiness and economics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press

FREY M., Bruno S. 2008. Happiness. Boston, MA: MIT Press

EASTERLIN R.A., ANGELESCU L. Happiness and Growth the World Over: Time Series Evidence on the Happiness-Income Paradox

ARGYLE M., Causes and Correlates of Happiness, in Daniel Kahneman, Ed Diener, and Norbert Schwarz, eds., Foundationnic psychology: Scientific perspectives on enjoyment and suffering. New York: Russell Sage Foundation

OSWALD A. J., 1997 .Happiness and Economic Performance. Economic Journal

FERRER-I-CARBONELL A., FRIJTERS P., 2004. How important is methodology for the estimates of the determinants of happiness?
Preliminary scope of work

Contribution
The bachelor thesis will bring a new perspective to people’s life satisfaction.
I will examine this question through newer and actual data and find out a correlation of variables that have not been already studied but can influence individual happiness, for example, quantity of sunny days in particular country, overeducation of people, quantity of holidays or number of women in parliament.

Methodology
In empirical analysis, I will use data from OECD from years 2013- 2016 which describe the level of happiness in all OECD countries. Data about level of happiness in these countries will be collected and compared with data for explanatory variables from OECD and additional sources.

Outline
Introduction
Theoretical review
Description of determinants of life satisfaction
Determinantion and explication of data and data sample
Econometric model
Analysis of the results
Conclusion

Preliminary scope of work in English
Research question and motivation
Life satisfaction is the way people evaluate their lives and how they feel about their decisions about the future. Life satisfaction is characterized by measuring well-being, relations with other people, achievement of goals and attitude toward life. Life satisfaction is usually measured in relation to amount of money, education, and type of dwelling. There is a well-established positive correlation between life satisfaction and income in the population. The aim of the bachelor thesis is to find out which other variables can influence people’s happiness. I am interested in the effect of general macroeconomic determinants such as GDP, inflation and unemployment, but also in the effect of number of children, education, age, life expectancy, security and criminality in the country, living space and other variables. The definition of well-being has been changing over the past few years and life goals of people have been modified by new technologies, new-established morals, new models and idols. Therefore, it is very important to study what people perceive as a happy life in today’s world.
 
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