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Saris (2001b): study RU 1993

Publication

Author(s):
Saris, W.E.
Title:
The Relationship between Income and Satisfaction: The Effect of Measurement Error and Suppressor Variables.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2001, Vol. 53, 117 - 136

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Russia, followed 3 years 1993-1995
Survey name:
RU-RUSSET1
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 2000
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?
Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are.
0  totally dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
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7
8
9
10 totally satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Household income
Earlier level of income
Change in income level
Later income
Satisfaction Actual level of earlier/later happiness Age Current age (in years) Education Current education