Findings on happiness in Luechinger et al. (2008): study ZZ EU 13 1989

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, 13 European nations, 1989-1994
 Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, UK
 1989-1994
Survey nameNot available
 Eurobarometer
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Probability samples within nations, non-probability sample of nations
Respondents N =50262
 29,475 individuals in private sector, 20,787 individuals working in public sector.
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
ClassificationO-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport onsingle question: How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with.. Your life overall? 1 not satisfied at all 2 3 4 5 6 7 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
RemarksFindings based on this measure are not reported in this publication.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Unemployment in nationE02aeCurrent employment arrangement
Unemployment in nationE02ae04Tenure (vs flex contracts), also classified as above ↑
Unemployment in nationN04ab05Unemployment in nation, also classified as above ↑
Unemployment public sector (vs private sector)E02aeCurrent employment arrangement
Unemployment public sector (vs private sector)E02ae02Public employment (vs private sector), also classified as above ↑
Unemployment public sector (vs private sector)E02ae04Tenure (vs flex contracts), also classified as above ↑
Unemployment public sector (vs private sector)N04ab05Unemployment in nation, also classified as above ↑