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Studies

Fahey & Smyth (2004a): study ZZ Europe 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Fahey, A.L.; Smyth, E.
Title:
The Link between Subjective Well-Being and Objective Conditions in European Societies.
Source:
Arts, W.;Halman, L.;Eds.: ''European Values at the Turn of the Millennium'', Brill, 2004, Boston, USA, 57 - 80

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 33 European nations, 1999-2000
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 39799
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
p.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP per capita, in dollars Gnp per capita (raw) Perceived economic hardship Attitudes to economy in the nation Annual average GDP-growth rate 1990-1999 Economic growth/decline in nation Standard deviation in life satisfaction Inequality of happiness in nations
Inequality in happiness in nation
Income inequality Income inequality in nation Male sex Sex (male vs female) Unemployed Current employment status Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states)
Married vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Age Current age (in years) Social class Kind of occupation (profession) Household income Current income level (unspecified) GDP per capita, 4 quartiles Gnp per capita (raw)
Current economic condition of the nation
Age at leaving education Level of school-education