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Životní spokojenost, štěstí a rodinný stav v 21 evropských zemích

Satisfaction with Life, Happiness, and Family Status in Twenty-One European Countries
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Hamplova, Dana

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Abstract The article focuses on the relationship between marital status & life satisfaction in the countries of Europe. The first part of the article discusses subjective evaluations of life satisfaction & the theoretical concepts that explain differences in the levels of life satisfaction according to marital status. The second part of the article is devoted to empirical analyses of data from the European Social Survey (ESS), the results of which indicate that in the countries studied married people tend to be more satisfied with life than others, even though the strength of this effect varies. The differences in the effect of marriage cannot be ascribed to a given society's divorce rate. In some countries the life satisfaction of the cohabiting population is almost as high as for married people, while in other countries it is closer to the level of life satisfaction observed among single people, & in other countries the level of satisfaction of the cohabitating individuals lies midway between married & single people.
Classification Family Sociology, Sociology of Sexual Behavior
Free Keywords Europe; Cohabitation; Single Persons; Life Satisfaction; Marital Status; Marital Relations
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 35-55
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 42 (2006) 1
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications