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Studies

Kavetsos & Koutroumpis (2011): study ZZ EU28 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Kavetsos, G.; Koutroumpis, P.
Title:
Technological Affluence and Subjective Well-Being
Source:
Journal of Economic Psychology, 2011, Vol. 32, 742 - 753

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, 29 EU countries, 2005- 2008
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 28000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
Self reported Life Satisfaction (LS)
Page in publication:
744
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.91

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Technological amenities Communication devices Broadband penetration in country Informatization lGDPC: Log GDP per capita GNP per capita (raw) Male Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Marital Status Married vs never married
Living-as-married vs never married
Vs widowed
Vs divorced
Vs separated
Employment Status Unemployed involuntary
Self employed
Manager
Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Current financial situation Satisfaction with financial situation Education level Level of school-education Community size Community size Mobile phone Penetration Informatization Broadband Penetration Informatization