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Studies

Rodriguez-Pose & Maslauskaite (2011): study ZZ 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Rodriguez-Pose, A.; Maslauskaite, K.
Title:
Can Policy make us Happier? Individual Characteristics,Socioeconomic Factors and Life Satisfaction in Central and Eastern Europe.
Source:
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2011, 1-20

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 10 Central and Eastern European Nations, 1999, 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS 1999/2000
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 25000
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:
1

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Health Self-perceived health Income Personal income Gender Sex (male vs female) Income Personal income Age Current age (in years) Married Married state (compared to non-married states) No. of children Number of children Employment Out of workforce
Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
School career
Retirement career
Involved in schooling or not
Earlier (un)employment
Self employed
Education Level of school-education Size of city Rural vs urban dwelling GDP per Capita Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) Interpersonal inequality Income inequality in nation Interpersonal inequality Income inequality in nation Inflation Inflation in nation Unemployment Unemployment in nation Government expenditure Size of government in nation
Government expenditures
Decentralization Centralization in nation Corruption WB Corruption in nation Corruption TI Corruption in nation Health benefits Social security in nation Pension benefits Social security in nation Unemployment benefits Social security in nation