Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1992): study ZZ Developed nations 1980 /1

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, 7 first world nations, around 1980
 Australia, France, Germany (West), Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, USA
 around 1980
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =0
 < 7000
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 publicationExhibit4
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

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