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Studies

Easterlin (2014a): study BY 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Easterlin, R.A.
Title:
Life Satisfaction in the Transition from Socialism to Capitalism.
Source:
Clark, A.E.;Ed.:" Happiness and Economic Growth: Lessons from Developing Countries", Oxford Scholarship Online: 2015, 1 - 24

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public,Belarus, 1984-1999
Survey name:
INT-WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 200000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean life satisfaction in  1999
Page in publication:
2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.81 4.23

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Political change: before and after the fall of socialism in 1990 Trend average happiness in Belarus
Change of political conditions in nation