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Studies

Luechinger et al. (2013): study US 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Luechinger, S.; Schelker, M.; Stutzer, A.
Title:
Governance, Bureaucratic Rents, and Well-Being Differentials Across US States.
Source:
Oxford Economic Papers, 2013, nr. 1, Oxford, Uk

Investigation

Public:
Working people, USA 1992-94
Survey name:
US-NSFH II
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 7444
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Telephone interviews are also used in NSFH II

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Next are some questions about how you see yourself and your life. Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days?
1  very unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7  very happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.41 7.35
SD:
1.21 2.02

Correlational Findings

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