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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:
Self report 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 Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline Standard deviation in life satisfaction Inequality in happiness in nation
Inequality of happiness in nations
Income inequality Income inequality in nation Male sex Sexe: 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 Current economic condition of the nation
GNP per capita (raw)
Age at leaving education Level of school-education