Findings on happiness in Goff et al. (2016): study ZZ Europe 2006

Author(s)Goff, L.; Helliwell, J.F.; Mayraz, G.
TitleThe Welfare Costs of WellBeing Inequality.
SourceNBER Working Paper, 2016, No. 21900, 1 - 30
Public18+ aged, general public, 36 nations, 2006-2015
Collect period2006
Last collect period2015
Survey nameEU-EVS
 Multiple waves: 2006-2015
SampleProbability area sample
Respondents N =303858
 N from multiple nations and waves combined
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarks166 nation/year observations
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question; What do you think, how satisfied are you at this moment- all in all - with your life ?' 'If for instance you are totally satisfied with your life, please mark a '10'.If you are totally unsatisfied with your life, mark a '0'.If you are not completely unsatisfied nor totally satisfied range yourself somewhere between '1' and '9" 10 completely satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 completely dissatisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publicationTable 1
RemarksRange 3,9-8,5
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.19

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Inequality in life satisfactionN09ab01eInequality in apparent livability
Inequality in life satisfactionN14ab01haInequality in happiness, also classified as above ↑