Correlational finding on Happiness and Trend in general public
Subject code: E03ab01a

StudyVeenhoven & Kalmijn (2005): study ZZ Developed nations 1973 /1
TitleInequality-Adjusted Happiness in Nations. Egalitatianism and Utilitarianism Married in a New Index of Social Performance.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 421 - 455
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/7204
DOIDOI:10.1007/s10902-005-8857-5
PublicAdults, general public, 8 European nations and USA, 1973-2004
SampleMixed samples
Non-Response
Respondents N =12000

Correlate
Author's labelTrend 1973-2004
Page in Source 438
Our classificationTrend in general public, code E03ab01a
Operationalization
Inequality-adjusted happiness measured using index of 
mean and standard deviation of life-satisfaction in 
nations.
Nation scores compared over time 1973-2004
Observed distributionPossible range 0-100, actual range: 74-20

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
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Change Inequality Adjusted Happiness 1973- 2004 on 
0-100 scale
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O-SLW---sq-t-11-a
Top line    = USA
Bottom line = EU
O-SLW---sq-t-11-aDM=+
Italy      10.57
O-SLW---sq-t-11-aDM=+
Denmark     5.12
O-SLW---sq-t-11-aDM=+
USA         3.35
O-SLW---sq-t-11-aDM=+
Luxembourg  3.32
O-SLW---sq-t-11-aDM=+
France      3.22
O-SLW---sq-t-11-aDM=+
Ireland     2.05
O-SLW---sq-t-11-aDM=+
Britain     1.36
O-SLW---sq-t-11-aDM=+
Netherlands 0.90
O-SLW---sq-t-11-aDM=+
Germany     0.59
(West)
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Japan       3.50
O-SLW---sq-t-11-aDM=-
Belgium     6.14


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW---sq-t-11-aSelf report on single question:

Various questions on overall satisfaction with life as a whole.

Scores transformed to scale 0-10


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl