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Studies

Radcliff (2001): study ZZ Developed nations 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Radcliff, B.F.
Title:
Politics, Markets, and Life Satisfaction: The Political Economy of Human Happiness.
Source:
American Political Science Review, 2001, Vol. 95, 939 - 952

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 15 rich nations, 1990
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 2
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 22500
Non Response:
n.a.
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:
Life Satisfaction
Remarks:
M= Austria: 6.51, Belgium: 7.60, Canada: 7.89, Denmark: 8.16, Finland: 7.68, France: 6.78, Germany: 7.22, Ireland: 7.88, Italy: 7.30, Japan: 6.53, Netherlands: 7.77, Norway: 7.68, Sweden: 7.97, United Kingdom: 7.56, United States: 7.73
Page in publication:
939

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Welfare regime Socio-economic regime in the nation Decommodification Social security in nation Party control Political democracy in nation Individualism Individualization in nation