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Studies

Walsh (2012): study ZZ EU 27 2004 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Walsh, B.
Title:
The Influence of Macro-Economic Conditions and Institutional Quality on National Levels of Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Working Paper 12/08, UCD Centre for Economic Research, 2012, Dublin, Ireland

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 23 European nations, 2004
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 196000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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:
Life-satisfaction
Page in publication:
3
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.92
SD:
0.36

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Institutional quality, absence of corruption, Clean Quality of government in nation
Corruption in nation
Income inequality Income inequality in nation Unemployment rate Unemployment in nation Inflation rate Inflation in nation GDP per capita Gnp per capita (raw) Combined effect Summed nation characteristics