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Studies

Samanni & Holmberg (2010): study ZZ 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Samanni, M.; Holmberg, S.
Title:
Quality of Government Makes People Happy.
Source:
QoG Working Paper Serie 2010:1, The Quality of Government Institute, Department of Political Science, University of Göteborg, 2010, Sweden

Investigation

Public
18+ aged, general public, in 90 nations, 1999-2008
Sample
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
Distribution not reported.
Page in publication:
5
Full text:
Self report on single question:

On the whole, how happy would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Government effectiveness Technical quality of government Control of Corruption Expert estimates of corruption in nation Government impartiality Quality of government in nation
Current justice in one's nation
GDP per capita GDP per capita in nation (raw) Gini Index Income inequality in nation Income Share of poorest 20% Income inequality in nation Healthy life expectancy Disability adjusted life expectancy in nation Infant Mortality Infant mortality in nation Interpersonal trust Trust in fellow-man in nation Confidence in Parliament Trust in institutions in nation Importance of God Religion in nation Post-Materialism Post-materialistic values in nation Level of Democracy Political democracy in nation Summed effect nation characteristics Summed nation characteristics