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Studies

Sachs (2016): study ZZ 2015

Publication

Author(s):
Sachs, J.
Title:
Happiness and Sustainable Development: Concepts and Evidence.
Source:
World Happiness Report, 2016, Vol.1, 56 - 65 , New York, USA

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 119 nations, 2015-2016
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2016
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 199000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods

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 Sustainable Development Goals Index Summed nation characteristics Global Competitiveness Index Global competitiveness of nation Index of Economic Freedom 2016 Economic freedom in nation Log GDP per capita Gnp per capita (raw) Unemployment rate Unemployment in nation Adjusted R-squared Summed effects of current societal conditions (macro level)