Work detail

Gender gap index and happiness

Author: Bc. Vendula Procházková
Year: 2018 - summer
Leaders: doc. PhDr. Julie Chytilová Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 90
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Abstract: This bachelor thesis investigates the relationship between the level of gender inequality
given by The Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI) and women’s happiness. Using the
cross-sectional data from The World Values Survey from 22 different countries, the
main goal was to explore the possible existence of a positive relationship between the
GGGI index (which reflects the rate of gender differences in particular country where
lower values represent higher rate of gender inequality) and relative happiness of
women in comparison with happiness of men. The work introduces not only the
variables that are considered to be the main determinants of happiness according to the
current studies, but also specific indexes related to the issue of gender inequality. All in
all, the work is comprised of seven models working with the whole dataset of 22
countries, six models working with the data divided by gender and two different models
created for each of four groups into which the countries were divided based on their rate
of GGGI index. These models estimate the effect of GGGI index and its four
components on happiness of individuals, on relative happiness of women and also the
difference between women’s and men’s happiness in groups with different average
GGGI index. Considering the results from previously mentioned models, the thesis
concludes that higher rate of gender equality contributes not only to higher level of
relative women’s happiness, but generally higher happiness of all individuals.
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