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Studies

Fleche et al. (2011): study ZZ OECD member states 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Fleche, S.; Smith, C.; Sorsa, P.
Title:
Exploring Determinants of Subjective Wellbeing in OECD Countries.
Source:
OECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 921, 2011

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 32 OECD member states,1994-2008
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 1994-2008
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 92338
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:
7
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:
7.20 6.89

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gross household income (log) Household income
Average income in nation
Self perceived income inequality Poverty in nation State of health Health in nation Unemployment Current employment status
Unemployment in nation
Educational level Level of school-education
Literacy in nation
Environment index Environmental quality Freedom of choice and control Amount of restrictions perceived
Perceived freedom in nation
Trust in people Trust in fellow-man in nation Important in life: friends Most important aspects of life
Concern about friends
Value climate in the nation
Intimate ralations in nation
CPI index Corruption in nation Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years)
Age composition
Divorce Married vs divorced
Divorce rate in nation
Number of children Number of children
Birth rate in nation
Age composition
Predicted life satisfaction Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level) Human Development Index Modernity of nation Better life index Inequality in nation