Findings on happiness in Senik (2011): study ZZ Europe 2002 /2

Author(s)Senik, C.
TitleThe French Unhappiness Puzzle: The Cultural Dimension of Happiness.
SourceWorking Paper No. 2011 - 34, Paris School of Economics, 2011, Paris, France
Public15+ aged first-generation immigrants, 13 EU-nations, 2002-2009
Last assesment2009
Survey nameEU-ESS 1-4: 2002-2010
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 Pooled samples in waves 1-4, first-generation immigrants, selected from general population samples.
Respondents N =5094
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are? 0 extremely unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 extremely happy - don't know - no answer
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication9
RemarksNot reported
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Country of settlementM07aa06Country of settlement
Country of settlementN10abCurrent nation of residence, also classified as above ↑
DivorcedM02ab02aVs divorced
Duration of stayM07aa06Country of settlement
Duration of stayM07aa02Time since migration, also classified as above ↑
Log household incomeI01ab03Household income
MaleG01aaSex (male vs female)
MarriedM02aa01Married vs never married
School before 10 years old in destination countryM07aa04Migration at young age
Summed effectsS15ab44Various combinations of current conditions
WidowedM02ab01aVs widowed