Findings on happiness in Altman et al. (2016): study ZZ OECD member states 1981

Author(s)Altman, D.; Flavin, P.; Radcliff, B.F.
TitleDemocratic Institutions and Subjective Well-Being.
SourcePolitical Studies, 2016, 1 - 20
Public18+ aged, general public, OECD member states, 1981-2008
Last assesment2008
Survey nameWVS: combined waves
 5 survey-waves spanning 1981-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =63046
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 labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication8
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.902.11

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Centripetal DemocracyN12NATION: POLITICS
Centripetal DemocracyN12ab04bParliamentary democracy in nation, also classified as above ↑
Centripetal DemocracyN12ab04Political democracy in nation, also classified as above ↑
Parliamentary (vs Presidential Executive)N12ab07Quality of government in nation
Proportional Representation (vs Single Member Districts)N12ab04bParliamentary democracy in nation
Unitary (vs Federal) Government StructureN12ab01Centralization in nation