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Studies

Bjornskov et al. (2008a): study ZZ 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Bjornskov, C.; Dreher, A.; Fischer, J.A.
Title:
On Decentralization and Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Economic Letters, 2008, Vol. 99, 147 - 151

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 66 nations, 1997-2001
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 62295
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
Page in publication:
4
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:
6.60
SD:
2.52

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Government consumption Size of government in nation
Government consumption in nation
Administrative decentralization NATION: POLITICS
Centralization in nation
Fiscal decentralization Centralization in nation
Size of government in nation
Government expenditures
Residual power Centralization in nation Local autonomy Centralization in nation