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Studies

Böhnke & Kohler (2008): study ZZ EU 27 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Böhnke, P.; Kohler, U.
Title:
Well-Being and Inequality.
Source:
WZB Discussion Paper no. SP I 2008-201, 2008, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, EU 27 and Turkey, 2003
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 18600
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years) Type of community Rural dwelling (vs urban) Income Current income level (unspecified) Homemakers Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Social class Being a farmer
Skill level of occupation
Manual or non-manual
'Objective' socio-economic status
Self employed
Education Level of school-education Rooms per person Quality of current dwelling Separated, divorced Married vs divorced Contacts friends/neighbours Current contacts with friends
Social contacts in vicinity
Voluntary work Voluntary work Church attendance Participation in church Internet use Use of internet Long term illness Chronic illness Health satisfaction Self-perceived health Unemployement Unemployed involuntary Retired Current employment status
Current status: retired or not
Still in education Current employment status
Involved in schooling or not
Accomodation problems Concern about housing Widowed Married vs widowed Single, never married Married vs never married