Chapter

Political Satisfaction

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780199226146
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191718595 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0005
Political Satisfaction

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This chapter applies the three-layer model of job satisfaction discussed in Chapter 4 to political satisfactions. A survey of political satisfaction in the Netherlands is studied, wherein an individual's satisfaction with government policy is considered analogous to life as a whole, and satisfaction with policies on health, employment, migration, income, etc., is analogous to the breakdown with respect to life domains. It is shown that political satisfaction may be broken down into a number of satisfactions with political aspects, i.e., political sub-domains. Political satisfaction is a significant component of general satisfaction with life as a whole.

Keywords: Netherlands; three-layer model; government policy; domain satisfaction; general satisfaction

Chapter.  6247 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economics

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