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Studies

Ferreira et al. (2013): study ZZ Europe 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Ferreira, S.; Akay, A.; Brereton, F.J.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Air Quality in Europe.
Source:
Ecological Economics, 2013, Vol. 88, 1-10

Investigation

Public:
14+ aged, general public, 23 EU nations 2002-2007
Survey name:
EU-ESS 1-3: 2002-2008
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 81326
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 nowadays?
0  extremely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely satisfied
-    don't know
-   no answer
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd
Page in publication:
table 2
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.12 7.12
SD:
2.17 2.17

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding SO2 air pollution Environmental quality Income Household income Employment status Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Unfit for work
Unemployed involuntary
Current status: retired or not
Involved in schooling or not
Education Level of school-education Marital status Married vs never married
Never married
Never married (vs widowed)
Never married (vs divorced)
Nevermarried (vs separated)
Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years) Household size Family composition (earlier for adults, current for young) Children Living with children Religiosity Religion in nation
Current religious beliefs
Born in contry Ever migrated or not Citizen in country Foreign nationalities in nation Health status Current general health status Size of settlement Community size
Rural dwelling (vs urban)
Sub-urban (vs urban)
Climate Climate Unemployment rate Unemployment in region GDP per capita GDP in region Population density Population density in region