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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
Big city
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: Respondent lives in city with more than 500.000 inhabitants.
0: otherwise.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.21 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by living in Big City in 1999.

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

Comparable results if additionally controlled for country, but not significant.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.32 p < .001 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by living in Big City 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
-Tertiary education

Lower correlation (b = -.14) and less significant 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