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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 Self-perceived 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