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Studies

Luechinger (2010): study ZZ Europe 1979

Publication

Author(s):
Luechinger, S.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Transboundary Air Pollution.
Source:
Economics Letters, 2010, Vol.107, 4 - 6

Investigation

Public
14+ aged, general public EU nations 1979-1994
Survey name
EU-Eurobarometer ?
Sample
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

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
Page in publication:
4

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding SO2 Air quality in nation Gender Sex: male (vs female) Marital status Married (vs never married)
Never married (vs widowed)
Never married (vs divorced)
Never married (vs separated)
Numbers of children Number of children Employed Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Current status: retired or not
Involved in schooling or not
Self employed
Education years Years schooling Community size Community size Real GDP per capita GDP per capita in nation (raw) Unemployment Unemployment in nation Agricultural sector Current economic conditions in the nation
Modernity of nation
Industrial sector Current economic conditions in the nation
Industrialization in nation
FDI flows Openness of economy in nation Urbanization Urbanization in nation Cloud cover Rainfall in nation Precipitation Rainfall in nation Diurnal temperature range Temperature in nation Mean temperature Temperature in nation Vapor pressure Damp in nation