Findings on happiness in Radcliff (2001): study ZZ Developed nations 1990

Author(s)Radcliff, B.F.
TitlePolitics, Markets, and Life Satisfaction: The Political Economy of Human Happiness.
SourceAmerican Political Science Review, 2001, Vol. 95, 939 - 952
Public18+ aged, general public, 15 rich nations, 1990
 Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA
Survey nameWorldValuesSurvey 2
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations.
Respondents N =22500
 15 countries, N varies between 1000 and 2000 per nation
Non Responsen.a.
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 labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication939
RemarksM= Austria: 6.51, Belgium: 7.60, Canada: 7.89, Denmark: 8.16, Finland: 7.68, France: 6.78, Germany: 7.22, Ireland: 7.88, Italy: 7.30, Japan: 6.53, Netherlands: 7.77, Norway: 7.68, Sweden: 7.97, United Kingdom: 7.56, United States: 7.73
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
DecommodificationN04ab11ceSocial security in nation
IndividualismN14ab04cIndividualization in nation
Party controlN12ab04Political democracy in nation
Welfare regimeN04ab11Socio-economic regime in the nation