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Requena (2016): study ZZ Europe 2012 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Requena, F.
Title:
Rural-Urban Living and Level of Economic Development as Factors in Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Social Indicator Research, 2016, Vol. 128, 693 -m708

Investigation

Public
15+ aged general public, 29 European countries, 2012 Wealthy nations (GDP higher than 20,000) and developing nations (lower than 20,000)
Survey name
EU-ESS 6: 2012
Sample
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents
N = 56835
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are?
0  extremely unhappy
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely happy
-    don't know
-    no answer
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Subjective Well-Being
Remarks:
Welathy countries: M = 7,38; SD = 1,90
Developing countries: M = 6,16; SD = 2,23
Page in publication:
Table 2
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.02 7.02
SD:
2.00 2.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Sufficiency of current income Marital status Living alone or not
Married state (compared to non-married states)
Employment Tenure (vs flex contracts) Social Capital 1 Current contacts with friends
Current contacts
Social Capital 2 Total number of intimate ties
Perceived intensity of social contacts
Social Capital 3 Trust in people Health Global health self-rating Personal freedom Attitudes to democracy Personal values Participation in church Rural-urban Community size
Open country (vs village)
Rural dwelling (vs urban)
R-squared Development of nation Economic affluence in nation