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Studies

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

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 in nation Educational mobility Inter generational mobility in nation Income inequality, Gini Income inequality in nation