Findings on happiness in Veenhoven & Kalmijn (2005): study ZZ Developed nations 1973 /1

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.; Kalmijn, W.M.
TitleInequality-Adjusted Happiness in Nations. Egalitatianism and Utilitarianism Married in a New Index of Social Performance.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 421 - 455
PublicAdults, general public, 8 European nations and USA, 1973-2004
 USA and EU member states: Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, United Kingdom, West Germany.
Survey nameNot available
 Data taken from World Database of Happiness, collection Happiness in Nations
SampleMixed samples
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =12000
 sample size varies between 1000 and 2000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Various questions on overall satisfaction with life as a whole. Scores transformed to scale 0-10
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Trend 1973-2004E03ab01aTrend in general public