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Life Satisfaction in Urban Ethiopia: Trends and determinants

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Title: Life Satisfaction in Urban Ethiopia: Trends and determinants
Authors: Alem, Yonas
Köhlin, Gunnar
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Extent: 31 pages
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Keywords: life satisfaction
urban Ethiopia
economic growth
correlated random-effects
ordered probit
Abstract: Most studies of subjective well-being in developing countries use cross-sectional data, which makes it difficult to control for unobserved individual heterogeneity. In this paper, we use three rounds of panel data and robust non-linear panel data models to investigate the trends and determinants of life satisfaction in urban Ethiopia. Although Ethiopia exhibited rapid economic growth during the analyzed period, the average reported level of life satisfaction declined. Regression results show th... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
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