Findings on happiness in Easterlin (2014a): study RU 1988

Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.
TitleLife Satisfaction in the Transition from Socialism to Capitalism.
SourceClark, A.E.;Ed.:" Happiness and Economic Growth: Lessons from Developing Countries", Oxford Scholarship Online: 2015, 1 - 24
DOIdoi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723653.003.0002
Public18+ aged, general public, Russia,1988-2005
Collect period1988-2005
Survey nameWVS: combined waves
 Waves 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2005
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =200000
 200000 persons per year/wave
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 publication2,20
RemarksAverage life satisfaction 2005
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Political change: before and after the fall of socialismN12NATION: POLITICS
Political change: before and after the fall of socialismE03ab01aTrend in general public, also classified as above ↑
Trends in income before and after the fall of socialismE03ab01biTrend happiness in income groups