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Correlational findings

Study Sörensen (2014): study ZZ EU 27 2008

Public:
18+ aged general public European Union, 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 29188
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Health
Our Classification
Distribution
1: 10%, 2: 27%, 3: 42%, 4: 21%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfrating of health as
1: Poor or very poor health (reference)
2: Fair
3: Good
4: Very good

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Lgt = +/-            EU-27   EU-12    EU-7      EU-8
           All     high     middle    low

vs poor or very poor health
Fair      +1.08(01)+.89(01) +1.08(01) +1.12(01)
Good      +1.79(01)+1.62(01)+1.65(01) +1.86(01)
Very good +2.58(01)+2.47(01)+2.35(01) +2.58(01)

EU-12: Rich countries
EU-7: Middle income countries
EU-8: Low income countries

Lgt denotes points difference in happiness after control for:
- Living area
- Age
- Gender
- Family and children
- Education
- Employment status
- Monthly household income