Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1996c): study ZZ 1990

Publication
Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleLeefbaarheid van Landen. (Livability of Nations).
SourceLecture Piet Thoenes Chair, University Utrecht, Netherlands School for Social and Economic Policy Research, 1996, Vol. 2, Utrecht, Netherlands
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/16320
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, 48 nations, around 1990
 Argentinia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Great Britain, Bulgary, Canada, Chili, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, West Germany, East Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, IsraŽl, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.
 Around 1990
Survey nameNot available
 World Database of Happiness, States of Nations
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =75000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textHappy Life Years Life-expectancy in nations multiplied by 0-1 average happiness as assessed with survey questions type O-HL
ClassificationY-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a
Author's labelNumber of happy life-years
Page in publication41
RemarksHighest: Iceland 62,04 Lowest: Bulgary 31,57
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Mean48.24
Standard deviation9.08


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
% houses with electricityN04ac04eHousing in nation
% inhabitants undernourishedN04ac02bMalnutrition in nation
% belief in GodN02ab04Religion in nation
% inhabitants without clean waterN04ac04aAccess to clean water in nation
% religiousN02ab04Religion in nation
% Urban populationN05ab04Urbanization
Acceptance of divorceN14ab01abFreedom of family in nation
Acceptance of divorceN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Acceptance of euthanasiaN14ab01aeFreedom of suicide in nation
Acceptance of euthanasiaN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Acceptance of suicideS14adAttitudes to suicide in general
Acceptance of suicideN14ab01aeFreedom of suicide in nation, also classified as above ↑
Acceptance of suicideN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Acceptation of homosexualityS03ad02Acceptance of homo sexuality
Acceptation of homosexualityN14ab01adFreedom of sex in nation, also classified as above ↑
Acceptation of homosexualityF05ab03bSpecific restrictions (perceived and actual), also classified as above ↑
Acceptation of prostitutionN14ab01adFreedom of sex in nation
Acceptation of prostitutionS03ad01Restrictiveness of own attitude to sex, also classified as above ↑
Acceptation of prostitutionN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Agricultural contribution to BNPN14ab04aIndustrialization in nation
Buying power per capitaN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Combined freedomN14ab01Freedom in nations
CorruptionN07ab01Corruption in nation
Death by accidentN14ab06aLethal accicidents in nation
Death by child-deliveryN14ab06bInfant mortality in nation
Death by murderN07ab02Crime on nation
Educational homogamyN14ab02gStatus differentiation (stratification) in nation
Energy consumption per capitaN14ab04aIndustrialization in nation
Gender inequalityN14ab02cGender inequality (women emancipation) in nation
Income inequalityN14ab02dIncome inequality in nation
Income inequalityN14ab02dIncome inequality in nation
IndividualizationN14ab04cIndividualization in nation
Industrial contribution to BNPN14ab04aIndustrialization in nation
Inhabitants per km2N03ab06Population density in nation
LiteracyN02ab02aLiteracy in nation
Membership of societiesN14ab03cSocial cohesion in nation
Military expenditure % BNPN12ab06Political role of armed forces in nation
Number of TV-sets per capitaN02ab03bMedia attendance in narion
Number of journals per capitaN02ab03bMedia attendance in narion
Number of radio receivers per capitaN02ab03bMedia attendance in narion
number of rooms per houseN04ac04eHousing in nation
Number of telephone connections per capitaN14ab04bInformatization in nation
Participation in church lifeN02ab04Religion in nation
Participation in voluntary activitiesN14ab03cSocial cohesion in nation
Perceived freedom at workN14ab01Freedom in nations
Perceived freedom at workW04ab15Self-direction at work, also classified as above ↑
Perceived freedom in own lifeN14ab01Freedom in nations
Possibility of sterilisationN03ab02Birth control in the nation
Possibility of sterilisationN14ab01acFreedom of procreation in nation, also classified as above ↑
Possibilty of abortionN03ab02Birth control in the nation
Possibilty of abortionN14ab01acFreedom of procreation in nation, also classified as above ↑
Possibilty of abortionN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Possibilty of contraceptionN03ab02Birth control in the nation
Possibilty of contraceptionN14ab01acFreedom of procreation in nation, also classified as above ↑
PrejudiceN11ab30Tolerance in nation
PrejudiceN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Ratio of miliatary-civiliansN12ab06Political role of armed forces in nation
Respecting civil rightsN07ab03Human-rights protection in nation
Respecting civil rightsN14ab01bPolitical freedom in nation, also classified as above ↑
Respecting political rightsN07ab03Human-rights protection in nation
Respecting political rightsN14ab01bPolitical freedom in nation, also classified as above ↑
School participationN02ab02aLiteracy in nation
Social security benefitsN04ab11ceSocial security in nation
Social security rightsN04ab11ceSocial security in nation
Spread of happinessN14ab02haInequality in happiness in nation
Spread of moodsN14ab02haInequality in happiness in nation
Spread satisfactionN14ab02haInequality in happiness in nation
Time in years to double populationN03aa02Population growth in nation
Trust in (fellow) countrymenN11ab31aTrust in fellow-man in nation
Trust in family membersN11ab31aTrust in fellow-man in nation
Trust in social institutionsN11ab31bTrust in institutions in nation
UnemploymentN04ab02bUnemployment in nation
Value: Affective autonomyN02ab06ePost-materialistic values in nation
Value: Affective autonomyN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Value: Autoritarism (Distance from power)N02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value: ConservatismN02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value: ControlN02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value: EqualityN02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value: HarmonyN02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value: HiŽrarchyN02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value: Individualism (versus collectivism)N02ab06dIndividualistic values in nation
Value: Insecurity avoidanceN02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value: Long term oriŽntationN02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value: Masculinity versus femininityN02ab06Value climate in the nation
Value:Intellectual autonomyN02ab06ePost-materialistic values in nation
Value:Intellectual autonomyN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Years of educationN02ab02aLiteracy in nation