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Social Indicators Research

, Volume 101, Issue 3, pp 435–445 | Cite as

Geography of European Life Satisfaction

  • Adam Okulicz-KozarynEmail author
Article

Abstract

The vast majority of studies analyze life satisfaction at individual and/or country level. This study contributes with analysis of life satisfaction at the (sub-national) province level across multiple countries. The purpose of this study is to call attention to spatial aspects of life satisfaction. Literature does not discuss the fact that life satisfaction in one province may be related to life satisfaction in other provinces. This study shows that there are well-defined happiness clusters in Europe, but also some outliers.

Keywords

Life satisfaction Spatial correlation European provinces 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Quantitative Social ScienceHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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