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Studies

Layard et al. (2009): study ZZ Western Europe 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Layard, R.; Mayraz, G.; Nickell, S.J.
Title:
Does Relative Income Matter? Are the Critics Right?
Source:
Working paper SOEP No. 210, DIW, 2009, Berlin, Germany. (also published in: Diener E.;Helliwell J.E.; Kahneman D.;Eds.: ''International Differences in Well-Being'', Oxford University Press, 2010, 139 - 165)

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, 16 EU countries, 1973-2007
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 1350000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Page in publication:
13

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP per capita Gnp per capita (raw)