Findings on happiness in Bjornskov (2014): study ZZ EU 27 1975

Author(s)Bjornskov, C.
TitleDo Economic Reforms Alleviate Subjective Well-Being Losses of Economic Crises?
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2014, Vol. 15, 163 - 182
Public15+ aged, 29 EU nations, 2007-2010
Last assesment2011
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer combined waves
 Conducted twice a year in all EU members
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =150000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead? 4 very satisfied 3 fairly satisfied 2 not very satisfied 1 not at all satisfied - Don't know
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication181
RemarksAverage of 581 averages in nations by year.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.33

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
CrisisN04aa02aEconomic growth/decline in nation
GDP growth rateN04aa02aEconomic growth/decline in nation
Government sizeN12ab08Size of government
Investment priceN04abCurrent economic condition of the nation
Legal qualityN08NATION: JUSTICE
OpennessN04ab07Openness of economy in nation
PostcommunistN06aa02Post communist
RegulationsN14ab02cEconomic freedom
Social trustT04ab02Trust in people
Social trustP05diTrusting, also classified as above ↑