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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 =
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding SO2 air pollution Air quality in nation 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 Years schooling Marital status Married (vs never married)
Never married
Never married (vs widowed)
Never married (vs divorced)
Never married (vs separated)
Gender Sex: 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 in nation Unemployment rate Unemployment in region GDP per capita GDP in region Population density Population density in region