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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:
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
Full text:
Selfreport 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
Current employment arrangement
Tenure (vs flex contracts)
Unemployment public sector (vs private sector) Unemployment in nation
Current employment arrangement
Public employment (vs private sector)
Tenure (vs flex contracts)