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Hungarians with jobs happier than 5 years ago -January 2012

In the midst of political turmoil at the beginning of 2012, Berbarometer registered changes in levels of satisfaction with working life amongst the population. A comparison was made between the response to the online survey in 2006 and 2010. The analysis of survey results focused on two questions: how satisfied are you with your job and with your wage? Regarding job satisfaction the happy number increased by a good 5 percent to 45 percent on average. This can be seen as a sign that people who are still with jobs cherish them more, given the steep rise in unemployment over the past few years. They simply count their blessings. By contrast the crisis does not seem to influence satisfaction with wage levels yet. More than half of respondents, both in 2006 and 2010, said to be (very) unhappy with their wages, men and women alike. Having children yes or no, did not change this score on wage satisfaction significantly. The wage happiness figures remained steady over the past 5 years. See the full report.

 

REPORT-1  (pdf, downloadable)


Summary

SZGTI (Trade Union Institute of Economic and Social Research, Hungary) within its BérBarométer project (EQUAL H005) based on the WageIndicator system gathers since 2006 the on-line data on labour market, employment (www.berbarometer.hu). The on-line questionnaire asks also about the satisfaction with the life in general. People filling the questionnaire could evaluate their satisfaction with life in a scale from 1 to 10, where the score 1 means that the answerer is not at all satisfied, meanwhile the score 10 means that he or she is totally satisfied with the life. So, we can consider (mostly) satisfied with the life those who vote with score from 6 to 10, meanwhile those who give score from 1 to 5 can be considered not or less satisfied with their life. The questionnaire in the five years has been filled by 2250 women and 1870 men.

 

REPORT-2  (pdf, downloadable)


Summary

SZGTI (Trade Union Institute of Economic and Social Research, Hungary) within its BérBarométer project (EQUAL H005) based on the WageIndicator system gathers since 2006 the on-line data on labour market, employment (www.berbarometer.hu). The on-line questionnaire – among a lot of other topics - asks about satisfaction with wage and job. People filling the questionnaire could evaluate their happiness with wage and job voting to “Very satisfied”, “Satisfied”, “Averagely satisfied”, “Dissatisfied” and “Very dissatisfied”. Both in 2006 and 2010 500-500 persons answered this question. Now we examine how the answers differ according to gender and to rear or not a child.

 

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