Correlational finding on Happiness and Trend in general public
Subject code: E03ab01a

StudyEasterlin (2014a): study BY 1984
TitleLife Satisfaction in the Transition from Socialism to Capitalism.
SourceClark, A.E.;Ed.:" Happiness and Economic Growth: Lessons from Developing Countries", Oxford Scholarship Online: 2015, 1 - 24
DOIdoi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723653.003.0002
Public18+ aged, general public,Belarus, 1984-1999
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =200000

Correlate
Author's labelPolitical change: before and after the fall of socialism in 1990
Page in Source 5,20
Our classificationTrend in general public, code E03ab01a
Operationalization
0 Socialism   1984
1 Capitalism  1990-1999

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aDM=+/-
             Mean LS
1984           7,20
1990           5,52
1996           4,35
1999           4,81
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Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aSelfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1 dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl