Findings on happiness in Arampatzi et al. (2015): study ZZ EU28 2008

Author(s)Arampatzi, E.; Burger, A.; Veenhoven, R.
TitleFinancial Distress and Happiness of Employees Times of Economic Crisis
SourceApplied Economics Letters,2015, Vol. 22, 173-179
PublicEmployed adults, EU28, multiple nations, 2008-2012
Last assesment2012
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer 2008-2012
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =50268
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
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
Author's labelSatisfaction
Page in publication2
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.75

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Between 15 and 24 yearsA04AGE
Blue-collar labourO01ac01bSkill level of occupation
GDP per capitaN04ab01aGnp per capita (raw)
InflationN04ab06Inflation in nation
Low skilled labourO01ac01Occupational level
MarriedM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Older than 55 yearsA04AGE
One childC03ab01Number of children
Rahther bad financial siruationI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
Rather good financial situationI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
Regional unemployment rateN04ab02bUnemployment in nation
Same financial expectations next yearI01af03Income expectations
Two or more childrenC03ab01Number of children
Very bad financial situationI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
Worse financial expectations next yearI01af03Income expectations