Correlational findings

Study Fleche et al. (2011): study ZZ OECD member states 1994

18+ aged, general public, 32 OECD member states,1994-2008
Survey name
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 1994-2008
N = 92338
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Better life index
Our Classification
Better living index ( self-perceived rated equality of each topic per nation).
The Better Life Index includes 11 "dimensions" of well-being:
a Housing: housing conditions and spendings (e.g. real estate pricing)
b Income: household income and financial wealth
c Jobs: earnings, job security and unemployment
d Community: quality of social support network
e Education: education and what you get out of it
f Environment: quality of environment (e.g. environmental health)
g Governance: involvement in democracy
h Health
I Life Satisfaction: level of happiness
j Safety: murder and assault rates
k Work-life balance

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.76 AVERAGE happiness by national social equality