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Gehring (2013): study ZZ World samples 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Gehring, K.
Title:
Who Benefits from Economic Freedom? Unraveling the Effect of Economic Freedom on Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
World Development, 2013, Vol. 50, 74 - 90

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, 79 countries, 1981-2007
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 200000
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:
77
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:
6.72 6.35
SD:
1.02 1.14
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
77
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.05
SD:
0.27

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Economic freedom Economic freedom in nation Social trust Social values Belief in God Belief in god Investment price level Investment price level in nation Log GDP per capita Average income in nation Government share in % of GDP Size of government in nation
Government expenditures
Size of government Size of government in nation
Economic freedom in nation
Government consumption in nation
Legal system and property rights Quality of government in nation
Economic freedom in nation
Sound money Quality of government in nation
Economic freedom in nation
Freedom to trade internationally Economic freedom in nation Regulation Quality of government in nation
Economic freedom in nation