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Table 3 Partial correlations of life satisfaction and perceptions of fairness with various measures of inequality

From: Inequality of opportunities in the labor market: evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia

  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
  Satisfaction Fairness Satisfaction Fairness Satisfaction Fairness
D-Index (20+ hr job) -0.0541*** -0.0302 -0.0541*** -0.0302*** -0.0627*** -0.024***
  (0.006) (0.005) (0.012) (0.017) (0.015) (0.022)
D-Index (20+ hr job with tenure) -0.0393*** -0.0110*** -0.0393*** -0.011 -0.0509*** 0.0089***
  (0.005) (0.005) (0.013) (0.019) (0.017) (0.023)
D-Index (Professional job with contract) -0.0376*** -0.0153*** -0.0376*** -0.0153*** -0.0408*** -0.0067***
  (0.002) (0.002) (0.005) (0.007) (0.008) (0.007)
GINI -0.0454*** 0.0018*** -0.0454*** 0.0018 -0.0681*** -0.0036
  (0.005) (0.004) (0.014) (0.012) (0.011) (0.014)
Theil -L(between group only) -0.1531*** -0.0670*** -0.1531*** -0.067 -0.1809*** -0.0820***
  (0.003) (0.014) (0.043) (0.051) (0.035) (0.050)
Theil-L (within group only) -0.0354*** 0.0013*** -0.0354*** 0.0013 -0.0480*** 0.008
  (0.003) (0.003) (0.008) (0.009) (0.008) (0.010)
Theil- L (between group with within as control) -0.1115*** -0.0110*** -0.0766*** -0.1115*** -0.0766 -0.1040***
  (0.015) (0.015) (0.041) (0.051) (0.032) (0.050)
Theil-L (within group with between as control) -0.0266*** 0.0069*** -0.0266*** 0.0069 -0.0372*** 0.0168*
  (0.003) (0.003) (0.007) (0.009) (0.008) (0.009)
Other individual and household level characteristics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other individual beliefs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Standard error clustered at country and region level No No No No No No
Country economic class dummies No No No No No No
  1. Note: Each cell represents a separate regression of either life satisfaction or perception of fairness on the particular measure of inequality. The variables included in individual and household characteristics are whether one holds a job with 20+ hours of work, age, squared-age, educational level, education of the parents, self-reported minority status, parents’ participation in (or affiliation to) communist party, religious affiliation and household expenditure. Other individual beliefs include expressed opinions regarding democracy, the market economy, the need to reduce inequality through government action, financial situation of the country and whether one believes he/she is doing better than others in the country. The regressions also control for the average expenditure level for the country as well as five dummies, CI Middle, CI Low, EU, South East and Others to control for variation between different kinds of countries in the sample.