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Studies

Arvin & Lew (2012a): study ZZ 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Arvin, B.M.; Lew, B.
Title:
Development Aid, Corruption and the Happiness of Nations: Analysis of 118 Countries over the Years 1996 - 2009
Source:
Applied Econometrics and International Development , 2012, Vol. 12, 69 - 78

Investigation

Public:
Adult general public, 118 nations, 1996-2009
Survey name:
INT-World Database of Happiness Pooled surveys from different programs
Sample:
Varied Probability
Respondents:
N = 118000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple asesment methods

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Equivalent questions on life-satisfaction rated on various scales.  The items differ slightly in wording and number of the response options.

Scores are transformed to a common range 0 - 10 by means of expert weighting of response options (Thurstone's method).
Classification:
O-SLV-*-sq-nt-11-a
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
72-73
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.89
SD:
1.15

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Development aid received Foreign aid received by country