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Bjornskov (2005): study ZZ World samples 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Bjornskov, C.
Title:
Life Satisfaction: Is There a Role for Policy?
Source:
Policy Paper No. VI/2005, European Enterprise Insitute, 2005, Brussels, Belgium

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 73 nations, 1997-2000
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 4
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 2 questions:

A  All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
    1  dissatisfied
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    10 satisfied

B  Taking all tohether, how happy would you say you are?
    4  very happy
    3  quite happy
    2  not very happy
    1  not at all happy

Computation: Summed score, rescaled to range 0-100 with average 50
Classification:
O-Sum-*-mq-*-100-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Full distribution not reported
Page in publication:
3, 9, 10
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%,   12: 0%,   13: 0%,   14: 0%,   15: 0%,   16: 0%,   17: 0%,   18: 0%,   19: 0%,   20: 0%,   21: 0%,   22: 0%,   23: 0%,   24: 0%,   25: 0%,   26: 0%,   27: 0%,   28: 0%,   29: 0%,   30: 0%,   31: 0%,   32: 0%,   33: 0%,   34: 0%,   35: 0%,   36: 0%,   37: 0%,   38: 0%,   39: 0%,   40: 0%,   41: 0%,   42: 0%,   43: 0%,   44: 0%,   45: 0%,   46: 0%,   47: 0%,   48: 0%,   49: 0%,   50: 0%,   51: 0%,   52: 0%,   53: 0%,   54: 0%,   55: 0%,   56: 0%,   57: 0%,   58: 0%,   59: 0%,   60: 0%,   61: 0%,   62: 0%,   63: 0%,   64: 0%,   65: 0%,   66: 0%,   67: 0%,   68: 0%,   69: 0%,   70: 0%,   71: 0%,   72: 0%,   73: 0%,   74: 0%,   75: 0%,   76: 0%,   77: 0%,   78: 0%,   79: 0%,   80: 0%,   81: 0%,   82: 0%,   83: 0%,   84: 0%,   85: 0%,   86: 0%,   87: 0%,   88: 0%,   89: 0%,   90: 0%,   91: 0%,   92: 0%,   93: 0%,   94: 0%,   95: 0%,   96: 0%,   97: 0%,   98: 0%,   99: 0%,   100: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
42.74 4.27
SD:
20.03 2.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Government share of GDP State control of economy in nation Social trust Trust in nation Openness Openness of economy in nation Investment price level Investment price level in nation Communist past Post communist nation Log GDP per capita Gnp per capita (raw)