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Studies

Bjornskov (2014): study ZZ EU 27 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Bjornskov, C.
Title:
Do Economic Reforms Alleviate Subjective Well-Being Losses of Economic Crises?
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2014, Vol. 15, 163 - 182

Investigation

Public
15+ aged, 29 EU nations, 2007-2010
Survey name
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Classification:
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Remarks:
Average of 581 averages in nations by year.
Page in publication:
181

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP growth rate Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline Legal quality NATION: JUSTICE Social trust Trusting
Trust in people
Postcommunist Post communist nation
Trend average happiness in former East Germany
Openness Openness of economy in nation Government size Size of government in nation Investment price Current economic conditions in the nation Regulations Economic freedom in nation Crisis Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline