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Studies

Böhnke & Kohler (2007): study ZZ EU 27 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Böhnke, P.; Kohler, U.
Title:
Determinanten des Glücks: Lebenszufriedenheit in Europa. (Determinants of Happiness: Life Satisfaction in Europe).
Source:
WSI Mitteillungen, 2007, Vol. 7, 373 - 379

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 27 EU member states, 2003
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 400000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days? Please tell me on a scale of 1 to 10, where one means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied
10 very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b
Author's label:
Life-satisfaction
Page in publication:
373

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Education Level of school-education Employment status Own income or not
Unemployed involuntary
`objective` poverty
Living situation Living alone or not
Social contacts in vinicity
Perceived availability of social support
Health situation Current general health status government effectiveness Quality of government in nation Social expenditure Public goods in nation Life-expectancy Life-expectancy in the nation