Findings on happiness in Bergheim (2007): study ZZ OECD member states 2005

Author(s)Bergheim, S.
TitleThe Happy Variety of Capitalism.
SourceDeutsche Bank Research, 2007, 25 april, 1 - 22
Public14+ aged general public, 22 rich countries, 2005
Survey nameEU Combined surveys: ESS+WVS
 Eurobarometer 2005, World Values Survey, and further national surveys. (Data collected in World Database of Happiness).
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non probability sample across nations, Probability sample within nations.
Respondents N =33000
 Estimated assuming about 1500 per nation
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question Various questions on satisfaction with life as-a-whole, rated on 10 or 11 step numeral scales. 10 step variants stretched to range 0-10
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication7
RemarksPooled samples for which no common distribution is available
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Employment protectionN14ab02cEconomic freedom
Employment protectionN04ab13aeSocial security in nation, also classified as above ↑
Employment rate of olderN04ab05Unemployment in nation
Extensive economic freedomN14ab02cEconomic freedom
High birth rateN03ab04Birth rate in nation
incomeN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Low corruptionN08ab01Corruption
Shadow economyN04ab08Informal economy, black market in nation
trust neighboursN11ab28aTrust in fellow-man
Unemployment rate in nationN04ab05Unemployment in nation
years of schoolingN02ab02Literacy and schooling