Findings on happiness in Blanchflower (2007): study ZZ OECD member states 1973

Author(s)Blanchflower, D.G.
TitleIs Unemployment more Costly than Inflation?
SourceNBER Working Paper no 13505, 2007, Cambridge, USA
Public15+ aged, general public, OECD member states, 1973
Last assesment2006
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer combined waves
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =743397
 250000 respondents, 25 nations, 460 nation-years.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksSee second excerpt of the same publication: Id=15485
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 labelQ2. Life Satisfaction from Eurobarometer
Page in publication2 and 9 (Q2)
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
GDP per capitaN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
InflationN04ab06Inflation in nation
UnemployementN04ab02bUnemployment in nation