Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1992): study ZZ 1980

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleSocial Equality and State-Welfare-Effort.
SourcePaper presented at the International Sociological Conference 'Towards the Good Society. Applying the Social Sciences', June 1992, Rotterdam, Netherlands
PublicAdults, general public, 23 first world nations, around 1980
 Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, USA, UK, Sweden, Switzerland
 around 1980
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =0
 < 20.000
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
Author's labelInequality in satisfaction-with-life
Page in publicationExhibit3
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Social security expenditures (in % GNP)N04ab13aState welfare effort in nation