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Studies

Baltatescu (2006c): study ZZ Eastern Europe 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Baltatescu, S.M.
Title:
Transition is Over, Wait to See the Benefits: A Comparative Evaluation of the Effects of Post-Communist Transition on Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Paper Conference "The End of Transition?', 2006, Budapest, Hungary

Investigation

Public:
Adult general public, Eastern European countries 1999-2005
Survey name:
INT-World Database of Happiness Pooled surveys from different programs
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 12000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Equivalent questions on life-satisfaction rated on various scales.  The items differ slightly in wording and number of the response options.

Scores are transformed to a common range 0 - 10 by means of expert weighting of response options (Thurstone's method).
Classification:
O-SLV-*-sq-nt-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
7

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Transition period Trend average happiness in Belarus
Trend average happiness in Hungary
Trend average happiness in Slovenia
Trend average happiness in transition countries
Trend average happiness in Bulgaria
Trend average happiness in Estonia
Trend average happiness in former East Germany
Trend average happiness in Latvia
Trend average happiness in Poland
Trend average happiness in Czech Republic
Trend average happiness in Slovakia
Trend average happiness in Lithuania