Findings on happiness in Hessami (2010): study ZZ Western Europe 1990

Publication
Author(s)Hessami, Z.
TitleThe Size and Composition of Government Spending in Europe and its Impact of Well-Being.
SourceKyklos, 2010, Vol. 63, 346 - 382
URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-6435.2010.00478.x/epdf
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, 12 European nations, 1990-2000
 Denmark, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Ireland, United Kingdom, Austria, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France.
 1990-2000
Survey nameNot available
 Eurobarometer Survey Series.
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =153268
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead? 4 very satisfied 3 fairly satisfied 2 not very satisfied 1 not at all satisfied - Don't know
ClassificationO-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b
Author's labelLife-satisfaction
Page in publication11
Remarks% very satisfied people in a nation used as dependent variable; actual range in mid-90s: below 20 (France, Germany and Italy) to above 60 (Denmark).
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Education expendituresN04ab13abPublic education in nation
Enployment statusE02abCurrent employment status
Government ExpendituresN12ab08bGovernment expenditures
Government ExpendituresN12ab08Size of government, also classified as above ↑
Health expendituresN04ab13acPublic health in nation
Ideological preferencesP09ad01Preference for: left vs right wing
Inflation rateN04ab04Inflation in nation
MaleG01aaSex (male vs female)
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Number of childrenC03ab01Number of children
Relative incomeI01ae03Relative to nation
Social protection expendituresN04ab13aeSocial security in nation
Unemployment rateN04ab05Unemployment in nation