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Studies

Nikolova (2016a): study ZZ EU 27 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Nikolova, M.
Title:
Minding the Happiness Gap: PoliticalIinstitutions and Perceived Quality of Life in Transition.
Source:
European Journal of Political Economy, 2016, Vol. 45, 129 - 148

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, 27 EU member states, 1994-2013
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 90181
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
Page in publication:
142

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Transition country Trend in general public
Post communist nation
Religion Religious (vs not) Social trust Trust in people Number of memberships Membership of voluntary organizations Age, age squared Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Maried or living together Married state (compared to non-married states) Some college/college diploma Level of school-education Number of own children Number of children Full-time employee Full-time vs part-time Good health Self-perceived health Relative income Relative income Log GDP per capita (2011 PPP) Gross National Product Unemployment rate Unemployment in nation Inflation Inflation in nation