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Studies

Fleche (2015): study SY 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Fleche, S.
Title:
Distaste for Centralization: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Switzerland.
Source:
CEP Discussion Paper, 2015, No 1383, 1 - 48, London, UK

Investigation

Public:
14+ aged general public, Switserland, followed 12 years 1999-2012
Survey name:
CH-SHP pooled waves
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 15000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
0  not at all
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Remarks:
0-4: 1,86%; 5-6: 8,93%; 7: 16,02%;8: 38,83%; 9: 18,71%; 10:15,66%
Page in publication:
12-13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.02 8.02
SD:
1.44 1.44

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Centralization in canton Change in centralization in region
Centralization in region
Income Change in income level
Personal income
Sexe Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years)
Ageing
Marital status Married vs never married
Married vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Married vs separated
Recent divorce/separation
Recent widowhood
Never married before
Employment status Change from/to full-time homemaker
Falling unemployed
Out of workforce
Full-time home maker
Change in retirement status
Current status: retired or not
Change in schooling
In working-force or not
Involved in schooling or not
Bad health Change in satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with health
Education Level of school-education Foreigner Ethnic status in Switzerland
Ever migrated or not
Language Ethnic status in Switzerland
Current language
Religion Current religious denomination Left voter Preference for: left vs right wing Income per capita incanton GDP in region Unemployment rate in canton Change unemployment rate in region
Unemployment in region
Municipal population Community size