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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
Size of city
Our Classification
  • LOCAL: GEOGRAPHY Current local geographical conditions Community size Rural vs urban dwelling
Operationalization
Type of living environment:
 1)big city
   1: yes
   0: no
 2)remote area
   1: yes
   0: no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.21 1999, big city O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.32 2008,big city O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.01 1999, remote area O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.12 2008, remote area
 
 B’s controlled for:
 -Individual characteristics:
   -Health
   -Income
   -Gender
   -Age
   -Married
   -No. Of children
   -Unemployed
   -Retired
   -Student
   -Self-employed
   -LT unemployment
   -Secondary education
   -Tertiary education
 
 No significant 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