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Determinanty životní spokojenosti a materiálních životních podmínek v prvním roce pandemie covidu-19
Life satisfaction and material living condition determinants in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic

Author(s): Sylva Höhne
Subject(s): Family and social welfare
Published by: Výzkumný ústav práce a sociálních věcí
Keywords: material living conditions;life satisfaction;Covid-19 pandemic;quantitative research;Czech Republic;

Summary/Abstract: The article addresses the current material standard of living and life satisfaction of the Czech population and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The analysis employs data from a pilot study of the Generations and Gender Survey, which forms part of the international Generations and Gender Programme research agenda. Material living conditions and overall life satisfaction are closely related. The analysis also considered other factors, especially economic and social conditions and physical and mental health. The Covid-19 pandemic and the related anti-epidemic regulations significantly (negatively) affected the lives of Czech citizens both materially and non-materially. Between December 2020 and April 2021, the life satisfaction and mental well-being of the Czech population, especially young people under 30, declined. The deterioration of the income level also exerted an adverse effect on the level of life satisfaction. The well-being of families with children under the age of 15 was reduced by more difficult work-life balance obligations with respect to the provision of childcare and the distance education of children.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 9-14
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Czech