Findings on happiness in Lalive & Stutzer (2010): study CH 2000

Author(s)Lalive, R.; Stutzer, A.
TitleApproval of Equal Rights and Gender Differences in Well-Being.
SourceJournal of Popululation Economics, 2010, Vol. 23, 933 - 962
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s00148-009-0257-4
PublicSalaried workers, Switzerland, 2000-2001
Survey nameNot available
 Swiss Labour Forces survey (SLFS) and Swiss Household Panel (SHP). Only 2000 and 2001 included a question on satisfaction with life.
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =6203
 Total calculated from table 4 = 7801
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life in general? Indicate your satisfaction by giving a number between 0 and 10, where 0 means 'completely dissatisfied' and 10 'completely satisfied'. So, the more satisfied you are the higher the number. 0 completely unsatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with life
Page in publication21
RemarksOwn calculation from table 4
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Approval of equal rightsV03aaActual value-climate
Approval of equal rightsL10abCurrent local cultural conditions, also classified as above ↑
Approval of equal rightsL15abCurrent local political conditions, also classified as above ↑
Approval of equal rightsV02aa01fEgalitarianism, also classified as above ↑
Approval of equal rightsN14ab02cGender inequality (women emancipation) in nation, also classified as above ↑
Approval of equal rightsV02ab01dPreference for equal rights, also classified as above ↑
Being a foreignerN10acForeign nationalities in nation
Full-time/Parttime employmentE02ad01Full-time vs part-time
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Household Income contributed by other household membersI01ab03Household income
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
Level of schoolingE01ab02Level of school-education
Marital StatusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)