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Studies

Bjornskov (2006): study ZZ 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Bjornskov, C.
Title:
The Multiple Facets of Social Capital.
Source:
Europeaen Journal of Political Economy, 2006, Vol. 22, 22 - 40

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 80 nations, 1990-2001
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 800000
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 now.....?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Happiness in nations expressed in % happy (score 8, 9 or 10)
Range in these 80 nations: 9,55%  to 77,68%, Mean:  42,22%  SD: 19,86,
Page in publication:
26

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Associational activity Social cohesion in nation Social/average norms Honesty in nation Social/generalised trust Trust in fellow-man in nation GDP per capita Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) Trade openness Openness of economy in nation Ex-communist NATION: POLITICS Inflation Inflation in nation Quality of government Quality of government in nation Putmans instrument Social cohesion in nation Summed national characteristics Summed nation characteristics