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Correlational findings

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

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Eastern Europe, Multiple nations, 1999 - 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Income
Our Classification
Remarks
Source: EVS
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1999   
Self-reported income on a scale:
0:   very poor
:
10: very rich

2008:
Income per year in Euro
1:  <1800
2:  <3600
3: <6000
4: <12000
5: <18000
6: <24000
7: <30000
8: <36000
9: <60000 (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.20 p < .001 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by personal income in 1999. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = + INDIVIDUAL Happiness by personal income in 2008.

b coefficients controlled for:
- indiviual characteristics
  - Health
  - Gender
  - Age
  - Married
  - Nr.of children
  - Unemployed
  - Retired
  - Student
  - Self-employed
  - Long-term unemployed
  - Secundary education
  - Tertiary education
- Situational characteristics
  - Big City
  - Remote Area

Comparable results if additionally controlled for country.

Income 2008 without and with country controls.

Without                  With
<1800   b -.1.28 p<.001; -.71  p<.001
<3600   b -.58   p<.001; -.21  p<.01
<6000   b -.30   p<.001; -.04  ns
<12000  b -.04   ns;     +.11  p<.05
<18000  b +.16   p<.05   +.19  p<.01
<24000  b +.36   p<.001; +.32  p<.001
<30000  b +.37   p<.01;  +.27  p<.05
<36000  b +.35   ns;     +.22  ns

A regime change took place between 1999-2008 in these nations. The Russion oriented communist regime was replaced by a western oriented market democracy