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Studies

Baltatescu (2010): study ZZ Eastern Europe 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Baltatescu, S.M.
Title:
A Success Story? Happiness in the New Post-Communist EU Member States
Source:
Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1957010

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, Eastern European countries 2001-2008
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 80000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
Full text:
Selfreport 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
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
Change over time by initial level Trend average happiness in era GNI per capita Gross National Product Satisfaction with democracy Satisfaction with democracy in nation Optimism Optimism in nation
Hopeful (vs hopeless)
Expected level of happiness (period unspecified)