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

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, Canada, 2000-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameWVS: combined waves
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 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
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication9
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.59

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
DivorcedM02aa03Married vs divorced
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Income scaleI01ab03Household income
Language of interviewL01abCurrent language
Language of interviewI06aa05Language 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