Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1699984
 
 

References (59)



 


 



Can Religion Insure Against Aggregate Shocks to Happiness? The Case of Transition Countries


Olga Popova


Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS); Charles University in Prague - CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute)

October 1, 2010

CERGE-EI Working Paper Series No. 425

Abstract:     
This paper focuses on the effects of reforms and religion on happiness in transition economies. Previous literature suggests that religiousness insures happiness against individual stressful life events, such as unemployment, disability, or marital separation. I estimate an econometric model to study if religion also insures against aggregate shocks to happiness, such as reforms and various changes in political, economic, and social life. The model accounts for the endogeneity of religion and analyzes the effects of religion on life satisfaction, and perceptions of the current economic and political situation in transition countries.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 53

Keywords: happiness, life satisfaction, religion, reforms, transition

JEL Classification: C21, I31, P20, Z12

working papers series


Download This Paper

Date posted: October 31, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Popova, Olga, Can Religion Insure Against Aggregate Shocks to Happiness? The Case of Transition Countries (October 1, 2010). CERGE-EI Working Paper Series No. 425. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1699984 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1699984

Contact Information

Olga Popova (Contact Author)
Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) ( email )
Landshuter Str. 4
Regensburg, 93047
Germany
Charles University in Prague - CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute) ( email )
P.O. Box 882
7 Politickych veznu
Prague 1, 111 21
Czech Republic
HOME PAGE: http://www.cerge-ei.cz
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 672
Downloads: 71
Download Rank: 196,319
References:  59
Paper comments
No comments have been made on this paper

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo4 in 0.328 seconds