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Correlational findings

Study Senik (2004): study RU 1994

Public:
18+ aged general public, Russia, followed 6 years, 1994-2000
Survey name:
RU-RLMS combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11129
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Relative Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
a) Reference income: Income of individual from reference group based on:
- education
- years of experience
- region
- branch
- age
- sex
- primary occupation code

b) Residual individual income: difference between the individual's income and his reference income

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-h OPRC = +.33 p < .01 a) Reference income O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-h OPRC = +.11 p < .01 b) Residual income

OPRC controlled for:
- age
- marital status
- household size
- mother tongue
- believer
- gender
- region
- round
- health

Results comparable for both intra and inter-individual effects.