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Kim (2018a): study ZZ OECD member states 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Kim, D.
Title:
The effects of urbanisation level and mobility on happiness in OECD countries
Source:
International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2018, Vol. 4, No. 3, 195 - 208

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, 16 OECD nations, 1995- 2007
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 1994-2008
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 106800
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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 Index
Page in publication:
200
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:
Happiness Index
Page in publication:
200
Full text:
Selfreport on two questions:

A Taking all together, how happy would you say you are?
    4  very happy
    3  quite happy
    2  not very happy
    1 not at all happy
B  All things considered, how satisfied are you with your
    life as-a-whole now?
    10  satisfied
    9
    8
    7
    6
    5
    4
    3
    2
    1  dissatisfied

Computation: (Ax2,5) +B -10

Name: Inglehart's combined score
Classification:
O-Sum-*-mq-*-14-a
Author's label:
Happiness Index (HI)

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP per capita Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) Level of Urbanisation Urbanization of region
Population density in region
Concertration of population in urban center
Mobility Automobiles in nation