Correlational findings

Study Aysan & Aysan (2017): study ZZ Europe 2011

18+ aged, general public, 34 European nations, 2011-2012
Survey name
EU-EQLS 2011-2012
N = 43636
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Deprivation index
Our Classification
Selfreport on 6 questions:
" There are some things that many people cannot afford, even if they would like them. For each of the following things on this card, can
I just check whether your household can afford it if you want it?"
a. Keeping your home adequately warm
b. Paying for a week’s annual holiday away from home (not staying with relatives)
c. Replacing any worn-out furniture
d. A meal with meat, chicken, fish every second day if you wanted it
e. Buying new, rather than second-hand, clothes
f. Having friends or family for a drink or meal at least once a month
Rated:  Number of items in the household that respondent cannot afford

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b r = -.41 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b Beta = -.21 p < .001 Beta controlled for:
- age
- education
- marital status
- health
- rural/urban
- social exclusion
- financial situation

Additonal control for employment status does not effect beta significantly