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ERIC Number: EJ999085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Quality of Life Satisfaction among Workers and Non-Workers in Uruguay
Gandelman, Nestor; Piani, Giorgina
Social Indicators Research, v111 n1 p97-115 Mar 2013
In this paper we use data from a population survey on quality of life dimensions conducted in Uruguay to analyze the self reported well-being among workers and non workers. Along with the literature, we find that the probability of being happy is greater for workers than non-workers. Specifically, we find evidence that workers tend to be more satisfied with their economic situation and heath, but less content with their leisure time. A number of personal and family characteristics were identified to play a role in explaining the differences in reported satisfaction between the two groups: age, gender, family size, having a life partner. Although, the self reported satisfaction with the family situation seems to be similar for workers and non-workers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Uruguay