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Types of institutions and well-being of self-employed and paid employees in Europe / Michael Fritsch (Friedrich Schiller University Jena and IWH), Alina Sorgner (John Cabot University Rome, IfW Kiel and IZA), Michael Wyrwich (University of Groningen) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserFritsch, Michael ; Sorgner, Alina ; Wyrwich, Michael
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, May 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12336
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-190743 
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This paper analyzes the role of different types of institutions, such as entrepreneurshipfacilitating entry conditions, labor market regulations, quality of government, and perception of corruption for individual well-being among self-employed and paid employed individuals. Well-being is operationalized by job and life satisfaction of individuals in 32 European countries measured by data from EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC). We find that institutions never affected both occupational groups in opposite ways. Our findings indicate that labor market institutions do not play an important role well-being. The results suggest that fostering an entrepreneurial society in Europe is a welfare enhancing strategy that benefits both, the self-employed and paid employees.