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Studies

Leite Mota & Trigo Pereira (2008): study ZZ OECD member states 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Leite Mota, G.; Trigo Pereira, P.
Title:
Happiness, Economic Well-Being, Social Capital and the Quality of Institutions.
Source:
Working Paper no 40, 2008, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 32 OECD member states, 1981-2001.
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 31904
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
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10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) Unemployment Unemployment in nation Inflation Inflation in nation Confidence in police GovDo(Institutional quality) Quality of government in nation Belong (social capital) Current cultural conditions the nation