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Tesi etd-11112016-112448


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
BELLIA, ASYA
URN
etd-11112016-112448
Title
Life satisfaction correlates among people with and without disabilities: a comparative study
Struttura
ECONOMIA E MANAGEMENT
Corso di studi
ECONOMICS
Commissione
relatore Prof. D'Alessandro, Simone
Parole chiave
  • comparative study
  • life satisfaction
  • Disability
  • well-being
Data inizio appello
01/12/2016;
Consultabilità
completa
Riassunto analitico
People with disabilities are less satisfied with their life compared to non disabled people. The aim of the present work is to understand how this differential in subjective well-being between the two groups can be reduced, to the advantage of disabled people. The data is taken from the European Survey on Income and Living Conditions from 2013, which includes an ad-hoc module on well-being. My work is divided in three parts. In the first part I analyze the correlates of well-being for disabled and non disabled people. I run three separate regressions: one restricted to the disabled respondents, one to non disabled individual and a third which includes the entire sample. People with disability derive more satisfaction with their life from being employed and having a partner, compared to non disabled people. In the second part of the present work, I restrict the sample to employed people and analyze the effect of working part-time and having a contract of limited duration on the life satisfaction of disabled and non disabled individuals. Both working part-time and having a temporary job have a negative effect on subjective well-being, but this effect is greater, in absolute value, for disabled respondents. In the third part of my work, I compare three groups: the severely disabled, the mildly disabled and the non disabled. Average life satisfaction decreases with the degree of functional limitation, but the positive effect of having a job and/or a partner is greater for people with severe disabilities.
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