Findings on happiness in Bjornskov et al. (2008a): study ZZ 1997

Author(s)Bjornskov, C.; Dreher, A.; Fischer, J.A.
TitleOn Decentralization and Life Satisfaction.
SourceEconomic Letters, 2008, Vol. 99, 147 - 151
Public18+ aged, general public, 66 nations, 1997-2001
Survey nameNot available
 World Values Surveys, 1997-2001
SampleMixed samples
 Non probality sample of nations, probability sample within nations
Respondents N =62295
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 now.....? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication4
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.52

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Administrative decentralizationN12ab01Centralization in nation
Administrative decentralizationN12NATION: POLITICS, also classified as above ↑
Fiscal decentralizationN12ab01Centralization in nation
Fiscal decentralizationN12ab08bGovernment expenditures, also classified as above ↑
Fiscal decentralizationN12ab08Size of government in nation, also classified as above ↑
Government consumptionN12ab08aGovernment consumption in nation
Government consumptionN12ab08Size of government in nation, also classified as above ↑
Local autonomyN12ab01Centralization in nation
Residual powerN12ab01Centralization in nation