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Studies

Fischer (2009b): study ZZ OECD member states 1997 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Fischer, J.A.
Title:
The Welfare Effects of Social Mobility. An Analysis for OECD Countries
Source:
OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers no. 93, 2009, Paris, France

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 30 OECD Countries, 1997-2001
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 45000
Non Response:
not reported
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:
Subjective well-being
Remarks:
Percentage of population expressing the three highest scores out of ten life satisfaction scores. Australia: 60,84 Austria: 69,13 Belgium: 62,46  Canada: 66,60 Czech Republic: 47,42 Denmark: 76,75 Finland: 72,68 France: 44,27 Germany: 61,63 Greece: 41,57 Hungary: 26,27 Iceland: 74,43 Ireland: 69,74 Italy: 49,24  Japan: 36,47 Korea: 31,20 Luxembourg: 65,75 Mexico: 71,67 Netherlands: 69,48 New Zealand: 63,57 Norway: 63,93 Poland: 38,79 Portugal: 41,04 Slovak Republic: 30,05 Spain: 42,80 Sweden,=: 62,96 Switzerland: 75,12 Turkey: 28,52 United Kingdom: 57,08 United States: 46,92

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Labour market mobility (income mobility) Inter-generational mobility Educational mobility Inter-generational mobility Perceived social mobility in nation Inter generational mobility in nation
Attitudes to social inequality in nation
Income inequality (Gini) Income inequality in nation