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Studies

Rode (2013): study ZZ World samples 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Rode, M.
Title:
Do Good Institutions Make Citizens Happy, or Do Happy Citizens Build Better Institutions?
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2013, vol. 14, 1479 - 1505

Investigation

Public:
18+ years, general public, 87 countries, 1995-2005
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 1994-2008
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 180000
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:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
1483
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.60 6.22
SD:
1.05 1.17

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Social trust Trust in fellow-man in nation
Trust in people
Average memberships Importance of God Belief in god Log GDP per capita Average income in nation Unemployment rate Unemployment in nation Divorce rate Divorce rate in nation Democracy Political democracy in nation Economic freedom Quality of government in nation
Size of government in nation
Economic freedom in nation
Size of government Size of government in nation
Economic freedom in nation
Legal system and property rights Quality of government in nation
NATION: JUSTICE
Sound money Inflation in nation Freedom to trade Economic freedom in nation Regulation Economic freedom in nation Summed effect of all correlates Summed effects of current societal conditions (macro level)