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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 =
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
Full text:
Self report on feeling during three randomly selected activities that had occurred during the day

.. Felt happy … (full text not reported)
0 not at all happy
1
2
3
4
5
6  very happy

Kind of rating scale not reported
Classification:
A-AA-md-mqr-?-7-a

Correlational Findings

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