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Societies 2018, 8(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8010001

The Importance of Job and Family Satisfaction for Happiness among Women and Men in Different Gender Regimes

Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, 831 25 Östersund, Sweden
Received: 23 October 2017 / Revised: 14 December 2017 / Accepted: 18 December 2017 / Published: 26 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Towards a Sustainable Community, Work and Family Interface)
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Abstract

The family and the work place are two arenas of central importance for most adult people. Consequently, one can assume that the level of satisfaction with one’s family life and job may be critical to one’s level of happiness in general. However, there are reasons to believe that there are variations according to gender and gender regime. The general aim of this study is to analyse the relative importance of job satisfaction and satisfaction with family life for happiness among women and men in different gender regimes. Analyses are based on comparative data from the International Social Survey Program 2012. Results show that the level of satisfaction with family life appears more important to the general level of happiness than the level of job satisfaction. This is true for both women and men and in different gender regimes. However, the level of satisfaction with family life appears less important to men’s level of happiness in countries representing a conservative gender regime. Another interesting related result is that the level of happiness appears generally lower among women living in a conservative gender regime. View Full-Text
Keywords: gender; gender regime; happiness; job satisfaction; life satisfaction; men; satisfaction with family life; women gender; gender regime; happiness; job satisfaction; life satisfaction; men; satisfaction with family life; women
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Nordenmark, M. The Importance of Job and Family Satisfaction for Happiness among Women and Men in Different Gender Regimes. Societies 2018, 8, 1.

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