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Studies

Veenhoven (1993b): study ZZ 1980 /2

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Happiness in Nations.
Source:
Studies in Socio-Cultural Transformation, nr. 2, RISBO, 1993, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 31 nations, circa 1980
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 40000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

Various items using the term happiness

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale

Scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing

Scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Classification:
O-HL---sq-nt-11-b

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Real national income Economic affluence in nation
Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Nutrition Malnutrition in nation Women's emancipation Gender inequality (women emancipation) in nation Social security Social security in nation Freedom of press Freedom of press in nation Political democracy Political democracy in nation Education Public education in nation
Literacy in nation
Media attendance Media attendance in narion