Findings on happiness in Huffman & Rizov (2016): study RU 1994

Author(s)Huffman, S.K.; Rizov, M.
TitleLife Satisfaction and Diet: Evidence from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey.
SourceSelected Paper prepared for presentation at the 2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, 2016, 1 - 25, Boston, Massachusetts.
Public16+ aged, general public, Russia, 1994-2005
Last assesment2005
Survey nameRU-RLMS
 1994-2005, yearly wave.
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 Pooled sample.
Respondents N =4000
 more then 4000 households; more then 10000 individuals.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole, are you…? 5 fully satisfied 4 not fully satisfied but generally 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 2 still dissatisfied 1 extremely dissatisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication8,23
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.08

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Alcohol ConsumptionS13ab01Use of alcohol
Calorie consumptionE03ab01bpTrend happiness in urban/rural dwellers
Calorie consumptionN15ab04What one eats, also classified as above ↑
Diet diversityN15ab04What one eats
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
EducationE03ab01bcTrend happiness in educational groups, also classified as above ↑
EmploymentE03ab01bdTrend happiness in employment categories
EmploymentE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
ExerciseS12ab01aActive involvement in sports
Fat consumptionN15ab04What one eats
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
GenderE03ab01baTrend happiness in age groups, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Marital statusE03ab01bjTrend happiness marrital categories, also classified as above ↑
Protein consumptionN15ab04What one eats
ResidenceL14ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
ResidenceE03ab01bpTrend happiness in urban/rural dwellers, also classified as above ↑
SmokingS13ab08Use of tobacco