ERIC Number: EJ786969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
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Gender Differences in Subjective Well-Being: Comparing Societies with Respect to Gender Equality
Tesch-Romer, Clemens; Motel-Klingebiel, Andreas; Tomasik, Martin J.
Social Indicators Research, v85 n2 p329-349 Jan 2008
These analyses explore the relationship between gender inequality and subjective well-being. The hypothesis was tested as to whether societal gender inequality is related to the size of gender differences in subjective well-being in various societies. Results come from comparative data sets (World Values Survey, involving 57 countries; OASIS project, involving Norway, England, Germany, Spain and Israel). The size of gender differences varied with the extent of societal gender inequality and the cultural attitudes regarding gender equality in different countries. Including individual resources like education and income in the analyses reduced the size of gender and country differences. Gender differences in subjective well-being could therefore be related to gender specific access to goal relevant resources.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Well Being, Cross Cultural Studies, Social Bias, Hypothesis Testing, Social Differences, Cultural Differences, Individual Differences, Income, Educational Attainment, Correlation, Social Indicators
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Israel; Norway; Spain; United Kingdom (England)