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Studies

Bartolini et al. (2009a): study ZZ 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Bartolini, S.; Bilancini, E.; Sarracino, F.
Title:
Sociability predicts Happiness: World-wide Evidence from Time Series.
Source:
Paper no. 579, University of Siena, Department of Economics, 2009, Siena, Italy

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 19 countries, 1986-2008
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 40000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.17
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
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:
7.34

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Country/region Current nation of residence Change in social capital Social cohesion in nation Change in GDP Economic growth/decline in nation