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Cheung (2018a): study ZZ World samples 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Cheung, F.
Title:
Income Redistribution Predicts Greater Life Satisfaction across Individual, National, and Cultural Characteristics
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2018, Vol 115, 867-882

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 33 nations, followed 1989 - 2012
Survey name:
World Values Survey, pooled waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 112876
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 these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
27
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:
6.93 6.59
SD:
2.36 2.62

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Income Current income level (unspecified) Egalitarian values Egalitarian values Political-right Preference for: left vs right wing GDP Gnp per capita (raw)
Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline
Net Gini Income inequality in nation
Change income inequality in nation
Income Redistribution Change social security in nation
Change taxing in nation
Tax regime in nation
Social security in nation
Power Distance Support for social inequality