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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:
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:
Self reported Life Satisfaction (LS)
Page in publication:
744
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
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
Vs widowed
Vs divorced
Vs separated
Living-as-married vs never married
Employment Status Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Unemployed involuntary
Self employed
Manager
Current financial situation Satisfaction with financial situation Education level Level of school-education Community size Community size Mobile phone Penetration Informatization Broadband Penetration Informatization