Findings on happiness in Alesina et al. (2005): study ZZ Europe 1992

Author(s)Alesina, A.; Glaeser, E.; Sacerdote, B.
TitleWork and leisure in the U.S. and Europe: Why so Different?
SourceWorking Paper no 11278, NBER Working Paper Series, 2005, Cambridge, USA.
Public15-64 aged, employed heads of household, 10 EU countries, 1972-1995
 Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, UK
Collect period1972-1995
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer ?
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =20000
 N about 2000 in each country
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Page in publication60
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.26

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Annual hours worked per personshow  Working hours in nation