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Correlational findings

Study Blanchflower et al. (2013a): study ZZ EU28 1975

Public:
+18 aged, general public, 31European countries, 1975-2013
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3100
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Inflation rate
Our Classification
Remarks
Data Eurostat on Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Inflation rate in year and country

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -,00 s CURRENT happiness by CURRENT inflation rate in nation
                  b (-,0037) controlled for:

More negativein:
- years 1975-2005 (vs 2006-2013)
- Eurozone countries
- younger ages
- males

Inflation hurted less than unemployment in these times/nations
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = - ns CURRENT happiness by EARLIER inflation rate in nation
- 1 year earlier  b = -.0024(ns)
- 2 years earlier b = -.0023(ns)
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = - ns CURRENT happiness by LATER inflation rate in nation
-1 year later     b = -.0030(ns)

b coefficients controled for:
-Personal characteristics
-Gender
-Marital status
-Age
-Home-maker
-Retired
-Being a student
-Country dummies
-Year dummies