Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1990): study ZZ Developed nations 1981

Publication
Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleResultaat van de Verzorgingsstaat: Leefbaarheid en Gelijkheid. ( Effects of the Welfare State: Livability and Equality).
SourceVandeBraak, H.J.;Ed.: Rationaliteit en beleid: Hoofdstukken uit de Rotterdamse Sociologie", Academisch Boeken Centrum, 1990, De Lier, Netherlands, 41 - 80
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/16146
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, 23 1st world nations, 1981-1982
 Austria, Australia, Belgium, Cananda, Denmark, Finland, (West) Germany, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, USA, United Kingdom, Sweden and Switzerland.
 1981-1982
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =30000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Scores on slightly different questions type O-HL transformed to a common three step scale
ClassificationO-HL---sq-vt-3-a
Author's labelLevensvoldoening
Page in publication49
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
government expenditureN04ab13aeSocial security in nation
government expenditureN12ab06aDefense-spending