Findings on happiness in Luechinger et al. (2013): study US 1994

Publication
Author(s)Luechinger, S.; Schelker, M.; Stutzer, A.
TitleGovernance, Bureaucratic Rents, and Well-Being Differentials Across US States.
SourceOxford Economic Papers, 2013, nr. 1, Oxford, Uk
URLhttp://oep.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/02/26/oep.gpt006
DOIdoi:10.1093/oep/gpt006
Investigation
PublicWorking people, USA 1992-94
 All working people of whom the occupational sector was reported
Collect period1992-1994
Survey nameNSFH II
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Weightingn
 Working people selected from sample of the 16+ aged general population
Respondents N =7444
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Telephone interviews are also used in NSFH II
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Next are some questions about how you see yourself and your life. Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? 1 very unhappy 2 3 4 5 6 7 very happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-n-7-b
Author's labelSubjective well-being
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.417.35
Standard deviation1.212.02


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Employed in public administrationE02ae02Public employment (vs private sector)