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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 Economic growth/decline in nation 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