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Studies

Altman et al. (2016): study ZZ OECD member states 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Altman, D.; Flavin, P.; Radcliff, B.F.
Title:
Democratic Institutions and Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Political Studies, 2016, 1 - 20

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, OECD member states, 1981-2008
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 63046
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.49 7.21
SD:
1.90 2.11

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Parliamentary (vs Presidential Executive) Quality of government in nation Proportional Representation (vs Single Member Districts) Parliamentary democracy in nation Unitary (vs Federal) Government Structure Centralization in nation Centripetal Democracy Political democracy in nation
NATION: POLITICS
Parliamentary democracy in nation