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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
Education
Our Classification
Remarks
Source: EVS
Related specification variables
Operationalization
0: primary only (reference)
1: secondary education or equivalent,
2: tertiary education and higher

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.04 ns INDIVIDUAL Happiness by secundary education in 1999.

b at individual level controlled for:
-Income
-Gender
-Age
-Married
-Nr. of children
-Unemployed
-Retired
-Student
-Self-employed
-Long-term unemployed
-Tertiary education
-Big City
-Remote Area

Positive correlation (b = +0.18, p<.05) if additionally controlled for country.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.14 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by secundary education in 2008.

b at individual level controlled for:
-Health
-Income
-Gender
-Age
-Married
-Nr. of children
-Unemployed
-Retired
-Student
-Self-employed
-Long-term unemployed
-Tertiary education
-Big City
-Remote Area

Comparable results if additionally controlled for country.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.34 p < .001 1999.

b at individual level controlled for:
-Income
-Gender
-Age
-Married
-Nr. of children
-Unemployed
-Retired
-Student
-Self-employed
-Long-term unemployed
-Secundary education
-Big City
-Remote Area

Correlation is higher (b = +0.63, p<0,001)if additionally controlled for country.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.24 p < .01 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by tertiary education in 2008.

b at individual level controlled for:
-Health
-Income
-Gender
-Age
-Married
-Nr. of children
-Unemployed
-Retired
-Student
-Self-employed
-Long-term unemployed
-Secundary education
-Big City
-Remote Area

Comparable results 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