Findings on happiness in Radcliff (2005): study ZZ 1975

Author(s)Radcliff, B.F.
TitleClass Organization and Subjective Well-Being: A Cross-National Analysis
SourceSocial Forces, 2005, Vol. 84, 513 - 530
Public15+ aged, general public, EU 10, 10 nations, 1975
Last assesment1992
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer 03
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations. Pooled time-series.
Respondents N =10000
 151 Country-year observations,
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 publication518
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
GDP per capitaN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Summed effectsS15aeSummed effects of current societal conditions (macro level)
UnemploymentN04ab05Unemployment in nation
Union DensityN12ab05cTrade union membership
Welfare spendingN04ab13aState welfare effort in nation