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Correlational findings

Study Baltatescu (2006c): study ZZ Europe 2001

Public:
15+ aged general public, 27 European nations 2001-2005
Survey name:
INT-World Database of Happiness Pooled surveys from different programs
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 156000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
2001-2005
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
year 2001 to 2005

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLV-*-sq-nt-11-a DM = CHANGE AVERAGE HAPPINESS in 27 European 2001 to 2005 O-SLV-*-sq-nt-11-a D%sr =                             2003-2005 2001-2005
EU15-high achievers             +9,7%   +7,8%
Slovenia                        +4,4%   +4,4%
EU15-medium achievers           +4,8%   +2,8%
Central European-high achievers +8,0%   +3,8%
Greece+Portugal                 -1,3%   -2,3%
Baltic                          +4,9%   +9,6%
Central European-low achievers  +1,9%   +1,4%
Romania                         +2,7%   +1,1%
Bulgaria                       -11,8%  -13,5%

Split by groups of countries
• Central European - high achievers: Czech Republic, East Germany and Poland
• Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
• Central European - low achievers: Slovakia and Hungary.
* EU15-high achievers: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, and Luxembourg, Ireland
and Finland
• EU15-medium achievers: UK, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Germany-West, France,
and Italy
• Low achievers: Greece and Portugal