Findings on happiness in Danzer & Danzer (2014): study UA 2003 /1

Author(s)Danzer, A.M.; Danzer, N.
TitleThe Long-Run Consequences of Chernobyl: Evidence on Subjective Well-Being, Mental Health and Welfare.
SourceMunich Discussion Paper, 2014, No. 2014-25, Munich, Germany
Public15-75 aged, Ukraine, followed 4 years, 2003-2007,
 Lived in Ukraine in 1986 when the nuclear disaster in Chernobil took place
Last assesment2007
 Summer months 2003,204,2007
Survey nameUA-Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =7985
 Excluding selectively assigned clean-up workers and resettled poppualtion. 11922 person-year observations.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question To what extent are you satisfied with your life in general these days? 5 fully satisfied 4 rather satisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 2 rather dissatisfied 1 fully dissatisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication12
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.162.90

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Chronic (illness)H14ab02dChronic illness
DrinkerS13ab01Use of alcohol
Exposure to radiationD02aaDevelopment of exposure to disasters
Exposure to radiationL08aaEarlier life (antecedents of happiness), also classified as above ↑
Exposure to radiationL06aa01Earlier life-events, also classified as above ↑
Exposure to radiationL16aa01Earlier residence, also classified as above ↑
Exposure to radiationL13ab03abLocal pollution, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
InactiveE02ab04Not in labour force
Log incomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Marital stateM02aa01Married vs never married
Marital stateM02ab04Separated, also classified as above ↑
Marital stateM02ab02Widowed, also classified as above ↑
PensionerR14abCurrent status: retired or not
PensionerI01ad03bPension, also classified as above ↑
SmokerS13ab08Use of tobacco
Space pcH22ab03eSurface of house
UnemployedE02ab03Unemployed involuntary
Years of schoolingE01ab01Years schooling