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Correlational findings

Study Easterlin (2014a): study ZZ Developing nations 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, urban areas, developing nations, 1990-2010
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 1990-2010
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 7000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Change in income distribution
Our Classification
Operationalization
During and after the fall of socialism in 1990:
0  During transition
1 15 years after

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a DM = +/- Mean happiness in:  1990   2006/7      change
- China             6,83    5,70       -1,13
- Russia            3,17    4,70       +1,53
- East Germany      5,93    5,87       -0,06
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = CHINA
Upper incomes                           -1,3
Middle incomes                          -1,4
Lower incomes                           -2,3
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = RUSSIA
Upper                                   +2,4
Middle                                  +1,4
Lower                                   +0,6
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = EAST GERMANY
Upper incomes                           -1,5
Middle incomes                          -0,2
Lower incomes                           -1,7

Unweighed averages computed by the WDH-team on the basis of Table 1.A.5
The average  of 7,3 for China in 1990 reported in table A2 does not fit the split-up by income reported in table A5