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Studies

Wallace & Pichler (2009): study ZZ Europe 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Wallace, C.; Pichler, F.
Title:
More Participation, Happier Society? A Comparative Study of Civil Society and the Quality of Life.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 93, 255-274.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, 19 European nations, 2002-2003
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 36017
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?
0  extremely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely satisfied
-    don't know
-   no answer
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction
Page in publication:
261
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:
Overall happiness
Page in publication:
261

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Civic participation (individual level) Membership of voluntary organizations
Attendance to meetings
Satisfaction with economy Satisfaction with economic development in nation Satisfaction with government Satisfaction with government in nation Satisfaction with democracy Attitudes to democracy Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with health services Satisfaction with health-services Subjective quality of life Overall happiness by overall happiness Satisfaction with institutions Attitudes to the state in nation Quality of life/society Satisfaction with life in nation in general Civic participation in nation Social cohesion in nation