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Studies

Pacek & Radcliff (2008): study ZZ Western Europe 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Pacek, A.; Radcliff, B.F.
Title:
Assessing the Welfare State: The Politics of Happiness.
Source:
Perspectives on Pollitics, 2008, Vol. 6, 267 - 277

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 11 West European nations, 1975-2002
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 400000
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Decommodification Social security in nation Social Wage Social security in nation Cumulative Left-Party Score Socio-economic regime in the nation