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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
Inflation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.03 p < .001 INDIVIDUAL happiness by inflation in nation
1999
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.05 p < .001 2008

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
  -Big city
  -Remote area
-National characteristics:
  -Interpersonal inequality
  -Unemployment
  -Corruption TI
  -Health benefits
  -Pension benefits
  -Unemployment benefits
2008 includes additional control: decentralization

Slightly different results when different variables were controlled