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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
Remote area
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: Respondent lives in an area with less than 2000 inhabitants.
0: otherwise.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.01 ns INDIVIDUAL Happiness by living in Remote Area 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
-Big City


Comparable results if additionally controlled for country.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.12 p < .01 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by living in Remote Area 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
-Big City


Lower correlation (b = .06) and not sifgnificant 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