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Studies

Helliwell et al. (2014b): study ZZ World samples 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Helliwell, J.F.; Grover, S.C.; Huang, H.
Title:
Emperical Linkages between Good Government and National Well-Being.
Source:
Journal of Comparative Economics, 2018, online, 1 - 15

Investigation

Public:
15+ years, general public, 157 countries, 2005-2012
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 900000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.46
SD:
1.11

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Democratic quality Quality of government in nation Delivery quality Quality of government in nation Log GDP per capita Average income in nation Healthy life expectancy Disability adjusted life expectancy in nation Freedom to make life choices Satisfaction with freedom Generosity (adjusted for GDP) Helping in nation Social support Helping in nation Central and Eastern Europe dummy Geographic location Commonwealth of Independent States dummy Geographic location Southeast Asia dummy Geographic location South Asia dummy Geographic location East Asia dummy Geographic location Latin America and the Carribean dummy Geographic location North America, Australia, and New Zealand dummy Geographic location Middle East and North Africa Geographic location Sub-Saharan Africa Geographic location