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Senik (2004): study RU 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Senik, C.
Title:
When Information Dominates Comparison. Learning from Russian Subjective Panel Data.
Source:
Journal of Public Economics, 2004, Vol. 88, 2099 - 2123

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Russia, followed 6 years, 1994-2000
Survey name:
RU-RLMS combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 11129
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

To what extend are you satisfied with your life in general at the present time?
1  not at all satisfied
2  less than satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4  rather satisfied
5  fully satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-h
Page in publication:
2102

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Relative Income Relative to income of similar people
Relative income
Household expenditure Absolute level Household income Earlier level of income
Change in income level