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Studies

Bjornskov (2006a): study ZZ 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Bjornskov, C.
Title:
Ideological Interpretation of Easterlin's Income-Happiness Paradox: A Warning.
Source:
Paper Aarhus School of Business, May 2006, Denmark

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 67 nations, 1995-2002
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 70000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all together, how satisfied are you currently with your life as a whole? Please indicate on this ladder. 1 means 'not satisfied at all'  and 10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-l-10-a
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
7

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Regulatory Freedom Freedom in nations
Inequality of happiness between rich and poor
Current income level (unspecified)
Government consumption Size of government in nation
Current income level (unspecified)
Government consumption in nation
Income inequality Income inequality in nation
Current income level (unspecified)
GDP per capita Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Current income level (unspecified)
Economic openness Openness of economy in nation
Current income level (unspecified)