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Социално-демографски детерминанти на баланса между работа и личен живот в България. Резултати от Европейското социално изследване
Social-Demographic Determinants of Life-Work Balance in Bulgaria. Results from a European Social Survey

Author(s): Elitsa Dimitrova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Applied Sociology, Social development, Social differentiation, Demography and human biology, Economic development
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on the socio-demographic determinants of work-life balance in Bulgaria. With the development of post-industrial societies, the life-work balance becomes particularly important. The article provides a theoretical overview of the leading concepts on work-life balance. Data from the European Social Survey conducted in 2010 in Bulgaria was used. A descriptive statistical analysis was carried out and a logistical regression model was applied in order to highlight the factors that affect the balance between private and professional life. The analysis shows that there are significant gender differences in the satisfaction of the balance between private and professional life among men and women in Bulgaria. Education and occupational status of individuals are significant predictors of the satisfaction of the life-work, as they are directly related to the profession that individuals exercise. Higher education is related with higher satisfaction of the balance between private and professional life. Individuals who have their own business (self-employed) have significantly lower satisfaction of the balance between working and personal life.

  • Issue Year: 51/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 272-299
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Bulgarian