Findings on happiness in Michalos & Hatch (2018): study ZZ 2007

Author(s)Michalos, A.C.; Hatch, P.M
TitleGood Societies, Financial Inequality and Secrecy, and a Good life: From Aristotle to Piketty.
SourceConference Paper, ISQOL, Hongkong, June 2018
Public18+ aged, general public, 105 nations, 2018
Last assesment2016
Survey nameGallupWorldPoll2014
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =105
 105 nations
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textHappy Life Years Life-expectancy in nations multiplied by 0-1 average happiness as assessed with survey questions type C-BW
Author's labelHappy Life Years
Page in publication7
RemarksData from the 2014 Gallup World Poll (Cantril Ladder-Question). Scores on a 0-1-scale; combined (multiplied) with life-expectancy.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation12.50

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.
Author's labelWorld Happiness Survey (WHS, Cantril)
Page in publication7
RemarksDistribution not reported; used in combination with life-expectanvy to produce Y-LC-I-sq-nt-100-a
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Gallup-Heathways Well-Being Index (GWB)N09ab01baAppraisal of multiple aspects of life
Human Development Index (HDI)N14ab07Modernity of nation
Social Progress Index (SPI)N14ab07Modernity of nation
Sustainable Society Index (SSI)N14ab07Modernity of nation
Weighted Index of Social Progress (WISP)N14ab07Modernity of nation