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Studies

Ott (2011): study ZZ 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Ott, J.C.
Title:
Government and Happiness in 130 Nations: Good Governance Fosters Higher Level and More Equality of Happiness.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2011, Vol. 102, 3 - 22

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 130 nations, 2006
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 130000
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Technical Good Governance Quality of government in nation
Correlates of inequality of happiness in nations
Democratic Governance Quality of government in nation
Correlates of inequality of happiness in nations
Size of Government in Consumption Size of government in nation
Correlates of inequality of happiness in nations
Government consumption in nation
Size of Government in Expenditures Size of government in nation
Government expenditures