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Studies

Hessami (2010): study ZZ Western Europe 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Hessami, Z.
Title:
The Size and Composition of Government Spending in Europe and its Impact of Well-Being.
Source:
Kyklos, 2010, Vol. 63, 346 - 382

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 12 European nations, 1990-2000
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 153268
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single  question:

On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead?
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
-  Don't know
Classification:
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Life-satisfaction
Page in publication:
11

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Unemployment rate Unemployment in nation Inflation rate Inflation in nation Government Expenditures Size of government in nation
Government expenditures
Education expenditures Public education in nation Social protection expenditures Social security in nation Health expenditures Public health in nation Male Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Relative income Relative to nation Ideological preferences Preference for: left vs right wing Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Education Level of school-education Enployment status Current employment status Number of children Number of children