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Studies

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 income
Relative to income of similar people
Household expenditure Consumption: absolute level Household income Earlier level of income
Change in income level