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Studies

Rodriguez-Pose & Maslauskaite (2011): study ZZ Eastern Europe 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:
18+ aged, general public, Eastern Europe, Multiple nations, 1999 - 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 12500
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, or happiness
Page in publication:
3 of 20

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Current income level (unspecified)
Trend average happiness in income groups
Gender Trend average happiness in males /females
Sex (male vs female)
Age Current age (in years)
Trend average happiness in age groups
Married Married state (compared to non-married states)
Trend average happiness marrital categories
Nr.of children Number of children
Trend average happiness in households
Unemployed Unemployed involuntary
Trend average happiness in full-time, part-time jobs
Retired Trend average happiness in retired
Current status: retired or not
Student Involved in schooling or not
Trend average happiness in educational groups
Self-employed Self employed
Trend average happiness in employment categories
Longtime Unemployed Unemployed involuntary
Duration of unemployment
Trend average happiness in employment categories
Education Trend average happiness in educational groups
Level of school-education
Big city Size of urban setting
Trend average happiness in urban/rural dwellers
Remote area Open country (vs village)
Trend average happiness in urban/rural dwellers
Self-assessed Health Global health rating GDP per capita Gnp per capita (raw)
Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline
Interpersonal inequality Income inequality in nation Inflation Inflation in nation
Price level in nation
Change inflation in nation
Unemployment Unemployment in nation
Change unemployment rate in nation
Government expenditure Government expenditures
Change size of government in nation
Corruption in nation Corruption in nation
Change corruption in nation
Decentralization Centralization in region
Change in centralization in region
Summed effects Socio-demographic + health
Summed effects of societal and individual conditions