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Senik (2011): study ZZ Europe 2002 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Senik, C.
Title:
The French Unhappiness Puzzle: The Cultural Dimension of Happiness.
Source:
Working Paper No. 2011 - 34, Paris School of Economics, 2011, Paris, France

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, 13 EU nations, 2002-2009
Survey name:
EU-ESS 1-4: 2002-2010
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 65371
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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:
Happiness
Page in publication:
9
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.61
SD:
1.69

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP growth per year Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline Unemployment rate Unemployment in nation Annual CPI Inflation in nation GDP per capita Gnp per capita (raw) Hours worked (ILO) Working hours in nation Life expectancy at birth Life-expectancy in the nation Government expenditures/GDP Gross National Product France Current nation of residence