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Studies

Veenhoven & Hagerty (2006): study ZZ Europe 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.; Hagerty, M.R.
Title:
Rising Happiness in Nations 1946 - 2004: A Reply to Easterlin.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 79, 421 - 436

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 8 EU member states, 1973 - 2004
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 150000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Author's label:
4 step life satisfaction
Page in publication:
429

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Trend average happiness Trend average happiness in European Union