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Studies

Bjornskov (2014): study ZZ Europe 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:
14+ aged, 29 countries (EU member states and potential members), 1975-2011
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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:
Subjective well-being
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.00
SD:
0.33

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Lagged satisfaction In recent past Log GDP per capita Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) GDP growth rate Economic growth/decline in nation Legal quality NATION: JUSTICE Social trust Trust in fellow-man in nation Postcommunist Post communist nation Openness Openness of economy in nation Government size Size of government in nation Investment price level Investment price level in nation Regulations Economic freedom in nation Crisis Economic growth/decline in nation Government ideology Dominant political ideology in nation