Findings on happiness in Senik (2011): study ZZ Europe 2002 /1

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, 13 EU nations, 2002-2009
Last assesment2009
Survey nameEU-ESS 1-4: 2002-2009
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 Pooled samples waves 1-4
Respondents N =65371
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 deviation1.69

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Annual CPIN04ac03Inflation
FranceN01abCurrent nation of residence
GDP growth per yearN04ac02Economic growth/decline
GDP per capitaN04ac01aGnp per capita (raw)
Government expenditures/GDPN04ac01cGross National Product
Hours worked (ILO)N04ac05Working hours
Life expectancy at birthN07ab01cLife-expectancy in the nation
Unemployment rateN04ac04Unemployment