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Studies

Easterlin (2014a): study RU 1988

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, Russia,1988-2005
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:
Average life satisfaction 2005
Page in publication:
2,20
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:
6.09

Correlational Findings

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