Findings on happiness in Ott (2005): study ZZ 1991

Author(s)Ott, J.C.
TitleLevel and Inequality of Happiness in Nations; Does Greater Happiness of a Greater Number imply Greater Inequality in Happiness?
SourceJournal of Happines Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 397 - 420.
Public18+ aged, general public, 78 nations, 1991-2001
 Albanie, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bel-gium, Bosnie, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Den-mark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (South), Latvia, Lithunia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Ro-mania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slowakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Survey nameNot available
 World Values Survey 2+3
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non-probalibity saample of nations, probability samples witin nations
Respondents N =100000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelaverage happiness in nations
Page in publication399
RemarksMax: 8,24 (Denmark), min: 3,95 (Zimbabwe)
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Control of CorruptionN08ab01Corruption
Gender Enpowerment Measure (GEM)N14ab01cGender inequality (women emancipation)
Government effectivenessN12ab07Quality of government in nation
Income inequalityN14ab01dIncome inequality
Inequality of happininess in nationsN14ab01haInequality in happiness
Inequality of happininess in nationsH05abInequality of happiness in nations, also classified as above ↑
Political Stabiliy and absence of violenceN12ab05bPolitical violence
Regulatory Quality; economic freedomN14ab02cEconomic freedom
Rule of LawN08ab03Human-rights protection
Social SecurityN12ab08bGovernment expenditures
Social SecurityN04ab13aeSocial security in nation, also classified as above ↑
Voice and AccountabilityN12ab04Political democracy in nation