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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
Longtime Unemployed
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: unemployed longer than 3 months in the past 2 years,
0: otherwise

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.15 ns INDIVIDUAL Happiness by long term unemployement 1999. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.29 p < .001 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by long term unemployement in 2008.

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

Comparable result if additionally controlled for country..

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