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Studies

Flavin et al. (2011): study ZZ Developed nations 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Flavin, P.; Pacek, A.; Radcliff, B.F.
Title:
State Intervention and Subjective Well-Being in Advanced Industrial Democracies.
Source:
Politics and Policy, 2011, Vol. 39, 251 - 269

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 15 Industrialized Democracies, 2005-2009.
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 10405
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
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:
7.48 7.20
SD:
1.87 2.08

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Size of the state Size of government in nation
Social security in nation
Public goods in nation
Income Personal income Education Level of school-education Health Self-perceived health Male Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Unemployed Current employment status Church attendance Participation in church Trust in others Trusting
Trust in people
GDP Gross National Product Unemployment rate Unemployment in nation Religion RELIGION Individualism Individualization in nation