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Studies

Baltatescu (2006c): study ZZ Eastern Europe 2001

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:
15+ aged general public, Eastern European countries 2001-2005
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 11000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question;

On the whole, how satisfied are you with your life in general?
Would you say you are..
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Question used in the Candidate Countries Eurobarometer
Page in publication:
7
Full text:
Self report on single  question:

On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead?
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
-  Don't know
Classification:
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b
Remarks:
Question used in the Eurobarometers 63 and 64

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