Findings on happiness in Senik (2011): study CH 2002

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 general public, Switzerland, 2002-2009
Last assesment2009
Survey nameEU-ESS 1-4: 2002-2010
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 Pooled samples waves 1-4
Respondents N =4904
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
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
DivorcedM02ab01bVs divorced
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Language spoken at homeL01abCurrent language
Log household incomeI01ab03Household income
MarriedM02aa01Married vs never married
Regional languageE04ab03rEthnic status in Switzerland
Regional languageL01acRegional language, also classified as above ↑
UnemployedE02ab03Unemployed involuntary
WidowedM02ab01aVs widowed