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Correlational findings

Study Rodriguez-Pose & Maslauskaite (2011): study ZZ 1999

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 10 Central and Eastern European Nations, 1999, 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS 1999/2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 25000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question
1)<€1800/year 
2)<€3600/year
3)<€6000/year
4)<€12,000/year
5)<€18,000/year
6)<€24,000/year
7)<€30,000/year
8)<€36,000/year
9)>€60,000/year (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -1.3 p < .001 <€1800/year     (vs >60,000/year) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.58 p < .001 <€3600/year     (vs >60,000/year) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.30 p < .001 <€6000/year     (vs >60,000/year) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.04 ns <€12,000/year (vs >60,000/year) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.16 p < .05 <€18,000/year   (vs >60,000/year) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.36 p < .001 <€24,000/year   (vs >60,000/year) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.37 p < .01 <€30,000/year   (vs >60,000/year) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.35 ns <€36,000/year   (vs >60,000/year)

B’s controlled for:
-Individual characteristics:
  -Health
  -Gender
  -Age
  -Married
  -No. Of children
  -Unemployed
  -Retired
  -Student
  -Self-employed
  -LT unemployment
  -Secondary education
  -Tertiary education
  -Big city
  -Remote area

Small negative change when additionally controlled for:
-National characteristics:
  -GDP per capita
  -Interpersonal inequality
  -Inflation
  -Unemployment
  -Government expenditure
  -Corruption WB
  -Corruption TI
  -Health benefits
  -Pension benefits
  -Unemployment benefits