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Studies

Davidson et al. (2013): study ZZ OECD member states 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Davidson, R.J.; Pacek, A.; Radcliff, B.F.
Title:
Public Policy and Human Happiness: The Welfare State and the Market as Agents of Well-Being.
Source:
Brockmann, H. and Delhey, J. (Eds.) "Human Happiness and the Pursuit of Maximizaion", 2013, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 163 - 175.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, OECD member states, Multiple nations, 1981 - 2009
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 60000
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Size of Government Size of government in nation
Government consumption in nation
Labor market regulation Collective wage bargening in nation
Job protection in nation
Minimum wage in nation
Decommodification Public goods in nation
Social security in nation