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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
GDP per capita
Our Classification
Remarks
Source: Eurostat
Operationalization
GDP per capita in PPS with respect to EU27

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.05 p < .001 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by GDP per capita in nation in 1999. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.02 p < .001 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by GDP per capita in nation 2008.

b coefficients controlled for:
- individual characteristics
  - Health
  - Gender
  - Income
  - Married
  - Nr.of children
  - Unemployed
  - Retired
  - Student
  - Self-employed
  - Long-term unemployed
  - Secundary education
  - Tertiary education
- Local characteristics
  - Big City
  - Remote Area
- country characteristics
  - Decentralisation
  - Interpersonal income inequality
  - Inflation
  - Unemployment rate
  - Government expenditures
  - Corruption WB

A regime change took place between 1999-2008 in these nations. The Russion oriented communist regime was replaced by a western oriented market democracy
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a =