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Sörensen (2014): study ZZ EU 27 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Sörensen, J.F.L.
Title:
Rural-Urban Differences in Life Satisfaction: Evidence from the European Union
Source:
Regional Studies, 2014, Vol. 48, 1451 - 1466

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public European Union, 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 29188
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Subjectiv well-being
Page in publication:
1453
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.12 6.80
SD:
2.17 2.41

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Living area Rural dwelling (vs urban)
Size of urban setting
Age Current age (in years) Gender Current gender Health Global health self-rating Family: Partner Living alone or not Family: Children Number of children Education Level of school-education Employment status Full-time home maker
Full-time vs part-time
Involved in schooling or not
Self employed
Employed
Unemployed
Monthly household income Household income R square Summed socio-demographic + health