Correlational findings

Study Delhey & Kroll (2012): study ZZ OECD member states 2008

18+ aged, general public, OECD member states, 2008
Survey name
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 5
N = 340000
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
OECD Better Life Index (Better Life)
Our Classification
The Better Life Index (BLI), launched in May 2011, is an interactive tool that allows people to compare countries' performances according to their own preferences in terms of what makes for a better life. It was designed by Berlin-based agency Raureif in collaboration with Moritz Stefaner
The Better Life Index (BLI) includes 11 "dimensions" of well-being.

3 about Material living conditions:
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

8 about Quality of life:
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
i.Life Satisfaction: level of happiness
j.Safety: murder and assault rates
k.Work-life balance.

In this case: all dimensions get equal weights and Life satisfaction/happiness is excluded because the correlation with life satisfaction/happiness is at stake!

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +.71 p < .001 AVERAGE happiness by Average score "Better Life" in 34 nations. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.56 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.54 p < .001 M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a r = +.66 p < .001 M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a b = +2.5 p < .01 b controlled for:
-Latin-american country
-Post-communist country
M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a = .732