Findings on happiness in Helliwell et al. (2018): study ZZ World samples 2005

Publication
Author(s)Helliwell, J.F.; Grover, S.C.; Huang, H.
TitleEmperical Linkages between Good Government and National Well-Being.
SourceJournal of Comparative Economics, 2018, online, 1 - 15
URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147596718300040?via%3Dihub
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, 157 nations, followed 7 years, 2005-2012
Collect period2005-2012
Last assesment2012
Survey nameGallupWorldPoll 2006-2011
 All waves between 2005 and 2012
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =157
 157 nations, 734-836 year-nation observations.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
RemarksAverage Mean 5,46; average change 0,07
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean5.465.46
Standard deviation1.111.11


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Delivery Quality GovernmentN12aa02bChange quality of government in nation
Delivery Quality GovernmentN12ab07Quality of government in nation, also classified as above ↑
Democratic Quality GovernmentN12aa02aChange political democracy in nation
Democratic Quality GovernmentN12aa02bChange quality of government in nation, also classified as above ↑
Democratic Quality GovernmentN12ab04Political democracy in nation, also classified as above ↑
Democratic Quality GovernmentN12ab07Quality of government in nation, also classified as above ↑
Logged GDP per capitaN04aa02aEconomic growth/decline in nation
Logged GDP per capitaN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc), also classified as above ↑
Logged GDP per capitaN04ac01Purchasing power of average citizen in nation, also classified as above ↑