Findings on happiness in Rodriguez-Pose & Maslauskaite (2011): study ZZ 1999

Author(s)Rodriguez-Pose, A.; Maslauskaite, K.
TitleCan Policy make us Happier? Individual Characteristics,Socioeconomic Factors and Life Satisfaction in Central and Eastern Europe.
SourceCambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2011, 1-20
DOIdoi: 10.1093/cjres/rsr038
Public15+ aged, general public, 10 Central and Eastern European Nations, 1999, 2008
Last assesment2008
Survey nameEU-EVS 1999/2000
 European Values Survey (EVS): -1999 wave -2010 wave (covering year 2008)
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =25000
 1999; 10000 2008: 15000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication1
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Corruption TIN07ab01Corruption in nation
Corruption WBN07ab01Corruption in nation
DecentralizationN12ab01Centralization in nation
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
EmploymentE02abCurrent employment status
EmploymentE02aa01Earlier (un)employment, also classified as above ↑
EmploymentS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
EmploymentE02aa02afOut of workforce, also classified as above ↑
EmploymentR14aaRetirement career, also classified as above ↑
EmploymentS01aaSchool career, also classified as above ↑
EmploymentE02ae03Self employed, also classified as above ↑
EmploymentE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
GDP per CapitaN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Government expenditureN12ab08bGovernment expenditures
Government expenditureN12ab08Size of government in nation, also classified as above ↑
HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Health benefitsN04ab11ceSocial security in nation
IncomeI01ab01Personal income
IncomeI01ab01Personal income
InflationN04ab06Inflation in nation
Interpersonal inequalityN14ab02dIncome inequality in nation
Interpersonal inequalityN14ab02dIncome inequality in nation
MarriedM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
No. of childrenC03ab01Number of children
Pension benefitsN04ab11ceSocial security in nation
Size of cityL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
UnemploymentN04ab02bUnemployment in nation
Unemployment benefitsN04ab11ceSocial security in nation