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Studies

Goff et al. (2016): study ZZ Europe 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Goff, L.; Helliwell, J.F.; Mayraz, G.
Title:
The Welfare Costs of WellBeing Inequality.
Source:
NBER Working Paper, 2016, No. 21900, 1 - 30

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 36 nations, 2006-2015
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 303858
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question;
What do you think, how satisfied are you at this moment- all in all - with your life ?' 'If for instance you are totally satisfied with your life, please mark a '10'.If you are totally unsatisfied with your life, mark a '0'.If you are not completely unsatisfied nor totally satisfied range yourself somewhere between '1' and '9"
10   completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Range 3,9-8,5
Page in publication:
Table 1
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:
6.58
SD:
2.19

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Inequality in life satisfaction Inequality of apparent livability in nation
Inequality in happiness in nation