Findings on happiness in Senik (2011): study CA 2000

Publication
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
URLhttp://ideas.repec.org/p/cpm/docweb/1113.html
Investigation
Public15+ aged general public, Canada, 2000-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameWVS: combined waves
 2000-2006
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingY
 Pooled samples 2000-2006
Respondents N =3439
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
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication9
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean3.41
Standard deviation0.59


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
DivorcedM02aa03Married vs divorced
GenderG01aaSexe (male vs female)
Income scaleI01ab02Household income
Language of interviewL01abCurrent language
Language of interviewI05aa05Language of the interview, also classified as above ↑
Language spoken at homeL01abCurrent language
Living togetherM02aa07Formally-married vs living-as-married
SeperatedM02aa04Married vs separated
WidowM02aa02Married vs widowed