Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (2001c): study ZZ 1990 /1

Publication
Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleWhat We Know about Happiness.
SourcePaper presented at the Dialogue on 'Gross National Happiness', 2001, Woudschoten, Zeist, The Netherlands.
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/8778
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, 48 nations, around 1990
 Argentinia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Great Britain, Bulgary, Canada, Chili, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, West Germany, East Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, IsraŽl, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.
 around 1990
Survey nameNot available
 World Database of Happiness, States of Nations
SampleMixed samples
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =75000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
% literateN02ab02aLiteracy in nation
abortion availableN03ab02Birth control in the nation
abortion availableN14ab01acFreedom of procreation in nation, also classified as above ↑
abortion availableN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
absolute poverrtyN04ac02cPoverty in nation
acceptance of divorceN14ab01abFreedom of family in nation
acceptance of divorceN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of euthanasiaN14ab01aeFreedom of suicide in nation
acceptance of euthanasiaN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of homosexualityS03ad02Acceptance of homo sexuality
acceptance of homosexualityN14ab01adFreedom of sex in nation, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of homosexualityF05ab03bSpecific restrictions (perceived and actual), also classified as above ↑
acceptance of prostitutionN14ab01adFreedom of sex in nation
acceptance of prostitutionS03ad01Restrictiveness of own attitude to sex, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of prostitutionN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of suicideS14adAttitudes to suicide in general
acceptance of suicideN14ab01aeFreedom of suicide in nation, also classified as above ↑
acceptance of suicideN02ab06Value climate in the nation, also classified as above ↑
Average years in schoolN02ab02aLiteracy in nation
Belief in GodN02ab04Religion in nation
Class-inequalityN14ab02Inequality in nation
Class-inequalityN14ab03bMarriage pattern in nation, also classified as above ↑
Class-inequalityN04ab11cbPublic education in nation, also classified as above ↑
Class-inequalityN14ab02gStatus differentiation (stratification) in nation, also classified as above ↑
Gender-equalityN14ab02cGender inequality (women emancipation) in nation
incidence of corruptionN07ab01Corruption in nation
Income per head:N04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Income-inequalityN14ab02dIncome inequality in nation
Income-inequalityN14ab02Inequality in nation, also classified as above ↑
lethal accidentsN14ab06aLethal accicidents in nation
malnutritionN04ac02bMalnutrition in nation
murder rateN07ab02Crime on nation
Newspapers per capitaN02ab03bMedia attendance in narion
Number of TV-receivers per capitaN02ab03bMedia attendance in narion
Religious identificationN02ab04Religion in nation
Religious partyicipationN02ab04Religion in nation
respect of civil rightsN07ab03Human-rights protection in nation
respect of civil rightsN14ab01bPolitical freedom in nation, also classified as above ↑
respect of political rightsN07ab03Human-rights protection in nation
respect of political rightsN14ab01bPolitical freedom in nation, also classified as above ↑
School enrolment ratioN02ab02aLiteracy in nation
School enrolment ratioN04ac04gSchools in nation, also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived freedom at workF05ab03aAmount of restrictions perceived
Self-perceived freedom at workF05ab03Current absence of restrictions (social freedom) , also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived freedom at workW04ab15Self-direction at work, also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived freedom at workF05ab03bSpecific restrictions (perceived and actual), also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived freedom in lifeF05ab03aAmount of restrictions perceived
Self-perceived freedom in lifeF05ab03Current absence of restrictions (social freedom) , also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived freedom in lifeF05ab03bSpecific restrictions (perceived and actual), also classified as above ↑
Social security expenditureN04ab11ceSocial security in nation
sterilization availableN03ab02Birth control in the nation
sterilization availableN14ab01acFreedom of procreation in nation, also classified as above ↑