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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 Well-being 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 =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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

Correlational Findings

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