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Studies

Frijters et al. (2006): study RU 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Frijters, P.; DeNew, J.P.; Geishecker, I.; Shields, M.A.
Title:
Can the Large Swings in Russian Life Satisfaction be Explained by Ups and Downs in Real Incomes?
Source:
Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2006, Vol. 108, 433 - 458

Investigation

Public:
18-65 aged general public, Russia, followed yearly, 1994-2001
Survey name:
RU-RLMS combined waves
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 38000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?
5  pretty satisfied
4  fairly satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  fairly dissatisfied
1  pretty dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-n
Page in publication:
443
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.27 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Marital status Married vs never married
Vs widowed
Vs divorced
Children Birth of children
Number of children
Health Characteristics of household-members
Global health rating
Death of an intimate
Employment status Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Not in labor force
Household income Household income Age Current age (in years) Regional income Income level in vicinity Income changes Change in income level Wage arrears Source of current income Divorced since last interview Recent dissolution of marriage Newborn since last interview Birth of children Death of an intimate Death of an intimate