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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:
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Type of community Rural vs urban dwelling Income Current income level (unspecified) Homemakers Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Social class 'Objective' socio-economic status
Self employed
Being a farmer
Skill level of occupation
Manual or non-manual
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 vinicity
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 status: retired or not
Current employment status
Still in education Involved in schooling or not
Current employment status
Accomodation problems Concern about housing Widowed Married vs widowed Single, never married Married vs never married