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Studies

Kasmaoui & Bourhaba (2017): study ZZ 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Kasmaoui, K.; Bourhaba, O.
Title:
Happiness and Public Expenditure: Evidence from a Panel Analysis.
Source:
MPRA Working Paper, 2017, No. 79339, 1 - 12

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 132 nations, 2006
Survey name:
INT-Gallup World Poll combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1320000
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:
Happiness
Remarks:
min: 2,81
max: 8.02
Page in publication:
3
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:
5.45 5.45
SD:
1.10 1.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Public Spending Size of government in nation
Government expenditures
LogGDP per Capita Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) Social Support Attitudes to social relations in the nation Health Life-expectancy in the nation Freedom Perceived freedom in nation Confidencel Trust in institutions in nation Democracy Political democracy in nation
Quality of government in nation
Income Inequality Income inequality in nation Previous Happiness at T1 Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)
Trend average happiness in general public