Findings on happiness in Samuel & Hadjar (2016): study ZZ Europe 2002

Publication
Author(s)Samuel, R.; Hadjar, A.
TitleHow Welfare-State Regimes Shape Subjective Well-Being across Europe.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2016, Vol. 129, 565 - 587
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-015-1125-0
Investigation
Public25-80 aged, general public, Europe, Multiple nations, 2002 - 2012
 Excluding migrants (not born in nation), and age > 80
Collect period2002-2012
Last assesment2012
Survey nameEU-ESS 1-6: 2002-2014
SampleSelection from general population sample
Respondents N =170496
 Social Democratic: 28114 Conservative 36438 Family-oriented 31640 Liberal 21003 Post-socialist 53301
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 2 questions: A. Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are? 10 extremely happy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 extremely unhappy B. All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays.? 10 extremely satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 extermely dissatisfied Summation: (A+B)/2
ClassificationO-Sum---mq-n-11-b
Author's labelLife satisfaction, cognitive dimension
Page in publication14
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.62
Standard deviation2.11


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Occupational status (ISEI)O01ac01aSocial prestige of occupation
Occupational status (ISEI)N04ab11ceSocial security in nation, also classified as above ↑
Welfare-state regimeN04ab11ceSocial security in nation