Findings on happiness in Luechinger et al. (2008): study US 1976

Publication
Author(s)Luechinger, S.; Meier, G.; Stutzer, A.
TitleWhy does Unemployment Hurt the Unemployed? Evidence from the Life Satisfaction Gap between the Public and Privat Sector.
SourceWWZ Working Paper 03/008, Center of Business and Economics (WWZ), 2008, University of Basel, Switzerland
URLhttp://ftp.iza.org/dp3385.pdf
Investigation
PublicEmployees public and private sector, USA, 1976-2002.
 1976-2002
Survey nameNot available
 General Statistical Surveys, USA
SampleProbability systematic sample
Respondents N =19530
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication15
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Employed in public sectorE02ae02Public employment (vs private sector)
Employed in public sectorO01ac03Sector: public/private, also classified as above ↑
Employed in public sectorE02ae04Tenure (vs flex contracts), also classified as above ↑
Employed in public sectorR04ab04Unemployment in region, also classified as above ↑
Unemployment at state levelR04ab04Unemployment in region