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Studies

Luechinger et al. (2008): study ZZ EU 13 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Luechinger, S.; Meier, G.; Stutzer, A.
Title:
Why does Unemployment Hurt the Unemployed? Evidence from the Life Satisfaction Gap between the Public and Privat Sector.
Source:
WWZ Working Paper 03/008, Center of Business and Economics (WWZ), 2008, University of Basel, Switzerland

Investigation

Public:
Employees, public and private sector, 13 European nations, 1989-1994
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 50262
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
Full text:
Self report on single question:

How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Unemployment in nation Unemployment in nation Unemployment public sector (vs private sector) Unemployment in nation
Public employment (vs private sector)