Findings on happiness in Veenhoven & Timmermans (1998): study ZZ 1990

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.; Timmermans, D.
TitleWelvaart en Geluk. ( Affluence and Happiness).
SourceEconomisch Statistische Berichten, 1998, Vol. 83, 628 - 631
Public18+ aged, general public, 45 nations, 1990
 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany East, Germany West, Greece, Hongary, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Ireland North, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea South, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rusia White, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switserland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA
 around 1990
Survey nameNot available
 World Value Survey 2
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 Non-probabibily sample of nations Within nations probability samples
Respondents N =45000
 About 1000 per nation
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarks.
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.
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication628
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Income per headN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)