Findings on happiness in Mencarini & Sironi (2012): study ZZ Europe 2004 /1

Author(s)Mencarini, L.; Sironi, M.
TitleHappiness, Housework and Gender Inequality in Europe.
SourceOnline Publication - European Sociology Review, 2010, 1 - 18
Public20-50 aged partnered women, 26 EU nations, 2004
Survey nameEU-ESS 2: 2004-05
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =8031
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are? 0 extremely unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 extremely happy - don't know - no answer
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication5
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Church attendanceR10ad02Participation in church
Country median female share of household workN14ab01cGender inequality (women emancipation)
Female labor participation rateN02ab06bPrevalence of hedonistic values
Female share in household work larger than country's medianN14ab01cGender inequality (women emancipation)
Female's share of household work >=75%H21ab02Division of household-work
Global gender gapN14ab01cGender inequality (women emancipation)
High incomeI01aeRelative income
Hours worked per weekW04ab17Work hours
Number of children in householdH20ab02Living with children
Subjective general healthH14ab02aGlobal health rating
Unpaid helpS10abCurrent social support received
Unpaid helpH21ab02bHousehold help, also classified as above ↑