Findings on happiness in Fischer (2009b): study ZZ OECD member states 1997 /1

Author(s)Fischer, J.A.
TitleThe Welfare Effects of Social Mobility. An Analysis for OECD Countries
SourceOECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers no. 93, 2009, Paris, France
PublicAdults, general public, 30 OECD Countries, 1997-2001
 Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
Survey nameNot available
 World Values Survey wave 3
SampleMixed samples
 Non probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations.
Respondents N =45000
 30 countries, N varies between 1000 and 2000 per nation
Non Responsenot reported
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 labelSubjective well-being
RemarksPercentage of population expressing the three highest scores out of ten life satisfaction scores. Australia: 60,84 Austria: 69,13 Belgium: 62,46 Canada: 66,60 Czech Republic: 47,42 Denmark: 76,75 Finland: 72,68 France: 44,27 Germany: 61,63 Greece: 41,57 Hungary: 26,27 Iceland: 74,43 Ireland: 69,74 Italy: 49,24 Japan: 36,47 Korea: 31,20 Luxembourg: 65,75 Mexico: 71,67 Netherlands: 69,48 New Zealand: 63,57 Norway: 63,93 Poland: 38,79 Portugal: 41,04 Slovak Republic: 30,05 Spain: 42,80 Sweden,=: 62,96 Switzerland: 75,12 Turkey: 28,52 United Kingdom: 57,08 United States: 46,92
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Educational mobilityS05ab01Inter-generational mobility
Income inequality (Gini)N14ab02dIncome inequality in nation
Labour market mobility (income mobility)S05ab01Inter-generational mobility
Perceived social mobility in nationN14ab07acAttitudes to social inequality in nation
Perceived social mobility in nationN14ab02iaInter generational mobility in nation, also classified as above ↑