Findings on happiness in Daly et al. (2011): study ZZ Western nations 2005

Author(s)Daly, M.C.; Oswald, A.J.; Wilson, D.; Wu, S.
TitleDark Contrasts: The Paradox of High Rates of Suicide in Happy Places.
SourceJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2011, Vol. 80, 435 - 442
PublicAdults, general public, Western Countries, 2005-2008
 Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Finland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Denmak, Ireland, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, United States, Luxembourg
Last assesment2008
Survey nameWorldValuesSurvey 5
 WorldValue Survey, Wave 5
SampleSelection from probability samples
Respondents N =0
 not reported
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
DKNA %1.2
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.342.60

Scores in12345678910

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Suicide rates in Western countriesR06ab01cSuicide in region