Findings on happiness in Aysan & Aysan (2017): study ZZ Europe 2011

Author(s)Aysan, M.F.; Aysan, U.
TitleThe Effect of Employment Status on Life Satisfaction in Europe.
SourceBilgin, M.H. et al. (Eds.), 2017, "Empirical Studies on Economics of Innovation, Public Economics and Management", Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland
Public18+ aged, general public, 34 European nations, 2011-2012
Last collect period2012
Survey nameEU-EQLS 2011-2012
 3rd wave of EQLS
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =43636
 Sample size per nation ranges from 1001 to 3055 for the largest nations.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days? Please tell me on a scale of 1 to 10, where one means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied 10 very satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication338
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Deprivation indexI01ac01`objective` poverty
DivorcedM02ab03Divorced or separated
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Employment statusR14abCurrent status: retired or not
Employment statusE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02ab04Not in labour force, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Financial situationL04ae01dLife compared with situation of others
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Health statusH14ab02Self-perceived health
Married vs. divorcedM02aa03Married vs divorced
Married vs. not marriedM02aa01Married vs never married
Married vs. widowedM02aa02Married vs widowed
Never married vs. divorcedM02ab01Never married
Never married vs. widowedM02ab01aVs widowed
Rural vs. urbanL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
SingleM02ab01Never married
Social exclusion indexA06abCurrent anomy
Widowed vs. divorcedM02ab02aVs divorced