Findings on happiness in Huffman & Rizov (2016): study RU 1994

Author(s)Huffman, S.K.; Rizov, M.
TitleLife Satisfaction and Diet: Evidence from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey.
SourceSelected Paper prepared for presentation at the 2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, 2016, 1 - 25, Boston, Massachusetts.
Public16+ aged, general public, Russia, 1994-2005
Last assesment2005
Survey nameRU-RLMS
 1994-2005, yearly wave.
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 Pooled sample.
Respondents N =4000
 more then 4000 households; more then 10000 individuals.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole, are you…? 5 fully satisfied 4 not fully satisfied but generally 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 2 still dissatisfied 1 extremely dissatisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication8,23
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.08

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  TIME
Alcohol Consumptionshow  Use of alcohol
Calorie consumptionshow  Trend happiness in urban/rural dwellers
Calorie consumptionshow  What one eats, also classified as above ↑
Diet diversityshow  What one eats
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Educationshow  Trend happiness in educational groups, also classified as above ↑
Employmentshow  Trend happiness in employment categories
Employmentshow  Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Exerciseshow  Active involvement in sports
Fat consumptionshow  What one eats
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Gendershow  Trend happiness in age groups, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Marital statusshow  Trend happiness marrital categories, also classified as above ↑
Protein consumptionshow  What one eats
Residenceshow  Rural vs urban dwelling
Residenceshow  Trend happiness in urban/rural dwellers, also classified as above ↑
Smokingshow  Use of tobacco