Findings on happiness in Alesina et al. (2004): study ZZ EU 12 1992

Author(s)Alesina, A.; DiTella, R.; MacCulloch, R.J.
TitleInequality and Happiness: Are Europeans and Americans Different?
SourceJournal of Public Economics, 2004, Vol. 88, 2009 - 2042
PublicAdults, general public, EU 12 member states, 1975-1992
 Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
Survey nameNot available
 European Communities Studies, 1970-1973, and Euro-barometers, 3-38.
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =104000
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication2014
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
InequalityN04abCurrent economic condition of the nation
InflationN04ab06Inflation in nation
Unemployment rateN04ab02bUnemployment in nation