Findings on happiness in Dumludag (2015): study ZZ Various nation sets 2006

Author(s)Dumludag, D
TitleConsumption and Life Satisfaction at Different Levels of economic development
SourceInternational Review of Economics, 2015, Vol. 62, 163 - 182
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s12232-015-0226-z
Public18+ aged, general public, Trasition countries, 2006
 Transition nations changed around 1990 from communist rule to market economiies
Survey nameLiTS 2006
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =16934
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, I am satisfied with my life now 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 neither agree nor disagree 4 agree 5 strongly agree
RemarksCEB+SEE: M = 3.09 CIS+M: M = 3.05
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Expenditures on clothing and footwearC10ab03bClothing
Expenditures on durable goodsC10ab03cDurables
Expenditures on educationC10ab03aEducation
Expenditures on food beverages and tobaccoC10ab03jFood
Expenditures on food beverages and tobaccoC10ab03mStimulants, also classified as above ↑
Expenditures on furnishingsC10ab03pUtilities
Expenditures on healthC10ab03lPersonal care
Expenditures on recreation, entertainment and meals outside, etc.C10ab03gLeisure
Expenditures on transport and communicationC10ab04aCommunication
Expenditures on transport and communicationC10ab03oTransport, also classified as above ↑