Findings on happiness in Ram (2009): study ZZ 2006 /1

Publication
Author(s)Ram, R.
TitleGovernment Spending and Happiness of the Population: Additional Evidence from Large Cross-Country Samples.
SourcePublic Choice, 2009, Vol. 138, 483 - 490
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/40270884?origin=JSTOR-pdf
DOIDOI:10.1007/sl 1127-008-9372-0
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, 87 nations, 2006
Survey nameWorldValuesSurvey 4
 Data WDH (Veenhoven) 2006
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability sample within nations.
Respondents N =87000
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
ClassificationO-SLW---sq-nt-11-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication484
RemarksSource: Veenhoven 2006 World Database of Happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.006.00
Standard deviation1.301.30


Full textSelfreport on two questions: A Taking all together, how happy would you say you are? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy B All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now? 10 satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 dissatisfied Computation: (Ax2,5) +B -10 Name: Inglehart's combined score
ClassificationO-Sum---mq-*-14-a
Author's labelSubjective Well-Being, SWB.
Page in publication485
RemarksSource: Inglehart, 2008; Range is: -9 to +7,5.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -10 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean1.605.46
Standard deviation1.701.31


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
(international) OpennessN04ab07Openness of economy in nation
Government consumptionN12ab08aGovernment consumption in nation
Government consumptionN12ab08Size of government in nation, also classified as above ↑
Price level for investment (PI)N04ab08Investment price level in nation
Real GDP per capita (in logs)N04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)