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Michalos & Hatch (2020): study ZZ 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Michalos, A.C.; Hatch, P.M
Title:
Good Societies, Financial Inequality and Secrecy, and a Good life: From Aristotle to Piketty.
Source:
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2020, Vol. 15, 1005-1054

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 105 nations, 2018
Survey name:
INT-GallupWorldPoll2014
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 105
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Happy Life Years

Life-expectancy in nations multiplied by 0-1 average happiness as assessed with survey questions type C-BW
Classification:
Y-LC-l-sq-nt-100-a
Author's label:
Happy Life Years
Remarks:
Data from the 2014 Gallup World Poll (Cantril Ladder-Question). Scores on a 0-1-scale; combined (multiplied) with life-expectancy.
Page in publication:
7
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%,   12: 0%,   13: 0%,   14: 0%,   15: 0%,   16: 0%,   17: 0%,   18: 0%,   19: 0%,   20: 0%,   21: 0%,   22: 0%,   23: 0%,   24: 0%,   25: 0%,   26: 0%,   27: 0%,   28: 0%,   29: 0%,   30: 0%,   31: 0%,   32: 0%,   33: 0%,   34: 0%,   35: 0%,   36: 0%,   37: 0%,   38: 0%,   39: 0%,   40: 0%,   41: 0%,   42: 0%,   43: 0%,   44: 0%,   45: 0%,   46: 0%,   47: 0%,   48: 0%,   49: 0%,   50: 0%,   51: 0%,   52: 0%,   53: 0%,   54: 0%,   55: 0%,   56: 0%,   57: 0%,   58: 0%,   59: 0%,   60: 0%,   61: 0%,   62: 0%,   63: 0%,   64: 0%,   65: 0%,   66: 0%,   67: 0%,   68: 0%,   69: 0%,   70: 0%,   71: 0%,   72: 0%,   73: 0%,   74: 0%,   75: 0%,   76: 0%,   77: 0%,   78: 0%,   79: 0%,   80: 0%,   81: 0%,   82: 0%,   83: 0%,   84: 0%,   85: 0%,   86: 0%,   87: 0%,   88: 0%,   89: 0%,   90: 0%,   91: 0%,   92: 0%,   93: 0%,   94: 0%,   95: 0%,   96: 0%,   97: 0%,   98: 0%,   99: 0%,   100: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
39.69
SD:
12.49
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:
World Happiness Survey (WHS, Cantril)
Page in publication:
7

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gallup-Heathways Well-Being Index (GWB) Satisfaction with multiple aspects of life in nation Human Development Index (HDI) Modernity of nation Weighted Index of Social Progress (WISP) Modernity of nation Social Progress Index (SPI) Modernity of nation Sustainable Society Index (SSI) Modernity of nation