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 TIN08ab01Corruption
Corruption WBN08ab01Corruption
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 ↑
EmploymentR12aaRetirement 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, also classified as above ↑
HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Health benefitsN04ab13aeSocial security in nation
IncomeI01ab01Personal income
IncomeI01ab01Personal income
InflationN04ab04Inflation in nation
Interpersonal inequalityN14ab01dIncome inequality
Interpersonal inequalityN14ab01dIncome inequality
MarriedM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
No. of childrenC03ab01Number of children
Pension benefitsN04ab13aeSocial security in nation
Size of cityL14ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
UnemploymentN04ab05Unemployment in nation
Unemployment benefitsN04ab13aeSocial security in nation