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Studies

Veenhoven (1996c): study ZZ 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Leefbaarheid van Landen. (Livability of Nations).
Source:
Lecture Piet Thoenes Chair, University Utrecht, Netherlands School for Social and Economic Policy Research, 1996, Vol. 2, Utrecht, Netherlands

Investigation

Public
Adults, general public, 48 nations, around 1990
Sample
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents
N = 75000
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Happy Life Years

Life-expectancy in nations multiplied by 0-1 average happiness as assessed with survey questions type O-HL
Classification:
Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a
Author's label:
Number of happy life-years
Remarks:
Highest:  Iceland     62,04             Lowest:  Bulgary      31,57
Page in publication:
41
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
48.24 -
SD:
9.08 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Death by murder Crime on nation Death by accident Lethal accidents in nation Death by child-delivery Infant mortality in nation Corruption Corruption in nation Social security rights Social security in nation Social security benefits Social security in nation Buying power per capita Purchasing power (`real' GNP pc) % inhabitants undernourished Malnutrition in nation % inhabitants without clean water Access to clean water in nation % houses with electricity Housing in nation number of rooms per house Housing in nation Respecting political rights Political freedom in nation
Human-rights protection in nation
Respecting civil rights Political freedom in nation
Human-rights protection in nation
Acceptance of divorce Value climate in the nation
Freedom of family in nation
Possibility of sterilisation Birth control in the nation
Freedom of procreation in nation
Possibilty of contraception Birth control in the nation
Freedom of procreation in nation
Possibilty of abortion Value climate in the nation
Birth control in the nation
Freedom of procreation in nation
Acceptation of homosexuality Specific restrictions (perceived and actual)
Acceptance of homo sexuality
Freedom of sex in nation
Acceptation of prostitution Value climate in the nation
Restrictiveness of own attitude to sex
Freedom of sex in nation
Acceptance of euthanasia Value climate in the nation
Freedom of suicide in nation
Acceptance of suicide Value climate in the nation
Attitudes to suicide in general
Freedom of suicide in nation
Perceived freedom at work Self-direction at work
Freedom in nations
Perceived freedom in own life Freedom in nations Combined freedom Freedom in nations Income inequality Income inequality in nation Income inequality Income inequality in nation Gender inequality Gender inequality (women emancipation) in nation Educational homogamy Status differentiation (stratification) in nation Spread of happiness Inequality in happiness in nation Spread satisfaction Inequality in happiness in nation Spread of moods Inequality in happiness in nation Literacy Literacy in nation School participation Literacy in nation Years of education Literacy in nation Number of journals per capita Media attendance in nation Number of radio receivers per capita Media attendance in nation Number of TV-sets per capita Media attendance in nation % belief in God Religion in nation % religious Religion in nation Participation in church life Religion in nation Value: Individualism (versus collectivism) Individualistic values in nation Value: Autoritarism (Distance from power) Value climate in the nation Value: Masculinity versus femininity Value climate in the nation Value: Insecurity avoidance Value climate in the nation Value: Long term oriëntation Value climate in the nation Value: Conservatism Value climate in the nation Value: Affective autonomy Value climate in the nation
Post-materialistic values in nation
Value:Intellectual autonomy Value climate in the nation
Post-materialistic values in nation
Value: Hiërarchy Value climate in the nation Value: Control Value climate in the nation Value: Equality Value climate in the nation Value: Harmony Value climate in the nation Prejudice Tolerance in nation
Value climate in the nation
Trust in family members Trust in fellow-man in nation Trust in (fellow) countrymen Trust in fellow-man in nation Trust in social institutions Trust in institutions in nation Unemployment Unemployment in nation Membership of societies Social cohesion in nation Participation in voluntary activities Social cohesion in nation Ratio of miliatary-civilians Political role of armed forces in nation Military expenditure % BNP Political role of armed forces in nation Inhabitants per km2 Population density in nation Time in years to double population Population growth in nation % Urban population Urbanization Agricultural contribution to BNP Industrialization in nation Industrial contribution to BNP Industrialization in nation Energy consumption per capita Industrialization in nation Number of telephone connections per capita Informatization in nation Individualization Individualization in nation