Findings on happiness in Frey & Stutzer (2000b): study CH 1992

Author(s)Frey, B.S.; Stutzer, A.
TitleMaximizing Happiness?
SourceGerman Economic Review, 2000, Vol. 1, 145 - 167
PublicAdults, general public, Switzerland, 1992
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =6000
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
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
ageA04abCurrent age (in years)
Direct democratic rightsN12ab04Political democracy in nation
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Employment statusE02abCurrent employment status
Employment statusR14abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02ae03Self employed, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
genderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Income bracketI01ab01Personal income
Local autonomy in cantonN12ab01Centralization in nation
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)