Findings on happiness in Luechinger et al. (2008): study ZZ EU 13 1989

Publication
Author(s)Luechinger, S.; Meier, G.; Stutzer, A.
TitleWhy does Unemployment Hurt the Unemployed? Evidence from the Life Satisfaction Gap between the Public and Privat Sector.
SourceWWZ Working Paper 03/008, Center of Business and Economics (WWZ), 2008, University of Basel, Switzerland
URLhttp://ftp.iza.org/dp3385.pdf
Investigation
PublicEmployees, public and private sector, 13 European nations, 1989-1994
 Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, UK
 1989-1994
Survey nameNot available
 Eurobarometer
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Probability samples within nations, non-probability sample of nations
Respondents N =50262
 29,475 individuals in private sector, 20,787 individuals working in public sector.
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
ClassificationO-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 not satisfied at all 2 3 4 5 6 7 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Unemployment in nationE02aeCurrent employment arrangement
Unemployment in nationE02ae04Tenure (vs flex contracts), also classified as above ↑
Unemployment in nationN04ab02bUnemployment in nation, also classified as above ↑
Unemployment public sector (vs private sector)E02aeCurrent employment arrangement
Unemployment public sector (vs private sector)E02ae02Public employment (vs private sector), also classified as above ↑
Unemployment public sector (vs private sector)E02ae04Tenure (vs flex contracts), also classified as above ↑
Unemployment public sector (vs private sector)N04ab02bUnemployment in nation, also classified as above ↑