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Studies

Baltatescu (2006c): study ZZ 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, 27 European nations 2001-2005
Survey name:
INT-World Database of Happiness Pooled surveys from different programs
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 156000
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 2001-2005 Trend average happiness in nations GNI per capita Purchasing power (`real' GNP pc) Increase in GNI per capita Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline