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Studies

Helliwell et al. (2018): 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:
18+ aged, general public, 157 nations, followed 7 years, 2005-2012
Survey name:
INT-GallupWorldPoll 2006-2011
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 157
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
Remarks:
Average Mean 5,46;
average change 0,07
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 5.46
SD:
1.11 1.11

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Democratic Quality Government Quality of government in nation
Political democracy in nation
Change political democracy in nation
Change quality of government in nation
Delivery Quality Government Quality of government in nation
Change quality of government in nation
Logged GDP per capita Purchasing power of average citizen in nation
Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline