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Correlational findings

Study Kavetsos & Koutroumpis (2011): study ZZ EU28 2005

Public:
15+ aged general public, 29 EU countries, 2005- 2008
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 28000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Mobile phone Penetration
Our Classification
Remarks
greater than 100% because people own more than 1 phone
Distribution
110 %
Related specification variables
Operationalization
% of population reporting home access to mobile phone

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.01 AVERAGE mobile phone penetration by AVERAGE happiness in 29 countries

b controlled for
- Nation characteristics:
  - log GDP per capita
  - Year effects
  - Country effects
- Personal characteristics:
  - Home access to communication amenities
    - Fixed phone
    - Mobile phone
    - TV
    - TV with DVD
    - CD
    - PC without Internet
    - PC with Internet
  - Age, age squared
  - Gender
  - Employment status
  - Marital status
  - Financial situation