EBRD: Life satisfaction in Serbia doubled since 2006

The number of people who are satisfied with life in Serbia has doubled compared to 2006, according to the transition report, compiled by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The report also states that 32 per cent of Serbian respondents believe that the economic and political conditions in their country were better in 2016 than four years prior to the survey, which is higher than the averages for south-eastern Europe (SEE) which stands at 17 per cent.

About 29 per cent of those surveyed think that corruption levels improved during the four years preceding the survey, while only 29 per cent of Serbians believe that their household was better off in 2016 as compared with four years prior to the survey. 31 per cent are satisfied with their personal financial situation.

Life satisfaction has nevertheless increased across all demographic groups compared with 2010, with a country-wide increase of 16 percentage points.

39 per cent of Serbian respondents think that children born now will have a better life than the current generations, an 8 percentage point increase relative to 2010 levels. Still, the Serbian optimism figure is below the transition region average of 50 per cent.

The report also shows that 87 per cent of Serbian men and 76 per cent of Serbian women believe that women are as competent as men to be business executives. Around 60 per cent of Serbians report that it is important that their daughter graduates university, a value that does not vary much according to the gender of the respondent.

Furthermore, 53 per cent of men and 41 per cent of women think that men make better political leaders than women, while 46 per cent of men and 40 per cent of women believe that a woman should do the household chores, even if her husband is not working. Lastly, 57 per cent of Serbians favour a traditional family arrangement where the man works and the woman takes care of the family.

(Politika, 07.02.2024)


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