A Web Survey Analysis of the Subjective Well-Being of Spanish Workers

28 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2013

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Martin Guzi

Masaryk University; Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Pablo de Pedraza

University of Salamanca


This paper makes use of a large sample of individual data obtained from web surveys in the WageIndicator project. Data includes extensive information on the quality of working conditions together with different well-being indicators. The paper emphasizes the role of work-related characteristics as a specific and very important aspect of life. In our analysis, we demonstrate the role of working conditions in the following three domains: overall life-satisfaction; satisfaction with one’s job; and satisfaction with the combination of family and work. The paper also contributes to the ongoing debate on web survey data quality, reliability, and validity for scientific use. It demonstrates how social sciences can benefit from the use of web survey data in order to overcome the limits of traditional information sources.

Keywords: subjective well-being, web-surveys, working conditions

JEL Classification: J28, J81

Suggested Citation

Guzi, Martin and de Pedraza, Pablo, A Web Survey Analysis of the Subjective Well-Being of Spanish Workers. IZA Discussion Paper No. 7618, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2332633

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Pablo De Pedraza

University of Salamanca

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ES-37007 Salamanca, Salamanca 23007

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