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Studies

Bjornskov et al. (2008): study ZZ 1997 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Bjornskov, C.; Dreher, A.; Fischer, J.A.
Title:
Cross-Country Determinants of Life Satisfaction: Exploring Different Determinants across Groups in Society.
Source:
Social Choice and Welfare, 2008, Vol. 30, 119 - 173

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 70 nations, 1997-2000
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 87748
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
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:
6.48
SD:
2.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding trade openness, globalization Openness of economy in nation Investment price level Current economic condition of the nation bicameral parliament NATION: POLITICS post-communist NATION: POLITICS share of protestants Share of particular denominations share of catholics Share of particular denominations Infant mortality Life-expectancy in the nation Muslim Current religious denomination Christian Orthodox Christian orthodoxy
Current religious denomination
Jewish Current religious denomination Hindu Current religious denomination conservative ideology Conservative
Preference for: left vs right wing
trust most people Trusting
Trust in people
age Current age (in years) male Sex (male vs female) single female Never married single male Never married married Non-married states (compared mutually) having children Number of children unemployed Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
religious service participation Participation in church confidence in parliament Attitudes to basic political issues
Attitudes to political system
Income Current income level (unspecified) cohabiting Living as married