Findings on happiness in Kim & Kim (2012): study ZZ 2000

Author(s)Kim, S.; Kim, D.
TitleDoes Government Make People Happy?: Exploring New Research Directions for Government’s Roles in Happiness.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2012, Vol. 13, 875 - 899
Public15+ aged, general public, 131 nations, 2000-2008
Last assesment2008
Survey nameEU-EVS1981-84
 Various surveys collected in the Database of Happiness
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =150000
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentMultiple methods
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Various questions on overall satisfaction with life as a whole. Scores transformed to scale 0-10
Author's labelQuality of Life
Page in publication875
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Investment priceN04abCurrent economic condition of the nation
Log GDPN04ab01cGross National Product
OpennessN04ab07Openness of economy in nation
Post communistN06aa02Post communist nation
Quality of governmentN12ab07Quality of government in nation
Quantity of governmentN12ab08aGovernment consumption in nation
Quantity of governmentN12ab08Size of government in nation, also classified as above ↑
Social trustT04ab02Trust in people
Social trustP05diTrusting, also classified as above ↑