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