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Studies

Ott (2005): study ZZ 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Ott, J.C.
Title:
Level and Inequality of Happiness in Nations; Does Greater Happiness of a Greater Number imply Greater Inequality in Happiness?
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 397 - 420.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 78 nations, 1991-2001
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 100000
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
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
average happiness in nations
Page in publication:
399

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Inequality of happininess in nations Inequality of happiness in nations
Inequality in happiness in nation
Income inequality Income inequality in nation Social Security Social security in nation
Government expenditures
Voice and Accountability Political democracy in nation Political Stabiliy and absence of violence Political violence in nation Government effectiveness Quality of government in nation Regulatory Quality; economic freedom Economic freedom in nation Rule of Law Human-rights protection in nation Control of Corruption Corruption in nation Gender Enpowerment Measure (GEM) Gender inequality (women emancipation) in nation