Findings on happiness in Radcliff (2005): study ZZ 1990

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, 17 developed nations, 1990
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer 03
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations. Pooled time-series.
Respondents N =17000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with Life
Page in publication521
Remarks1990 World Values Survey (CPSR 6160) v96
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Church attendanceR12ad02Participation in church
EducationE01abCurrent education
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Home life qualityH20ad03Attitudes to household-members
Home life qualityF02ag02Satisfaction with family, also classified as above ↑
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Number of childrenC03ab01Number of children
Social democracy; welfare stateN04ab11ceSocial security in nation
Summed effectsS15afSummed effects of societal and individual conditions
UnemployedE02ab03Unemployed involuntary
Union densityN12ab05cTrade union membership in nation
Union membershipS07ab01aunion member