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Studies

Veenhoven (1999): study ZZ 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Op Zoek naar een Menselijke Maat. Leefbaarheid van de Individualistische Samenleving. (Livability of Individualistic Society).
Source:
Rekenschap, 1999, June, 83 - 95

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
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
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Support for individualistic values Individualistic values in nation Economical opportunity to choose Economic freedom in nation
Socio-economic regime in the nation
Political opportunity to choose Political freedom in nation
NATION: POLITICS
Private opportunity to choose Private freedom in nations Schooling Literacy in nation Information Media attendance in narion Individualism (toal-estimate by experts) Individualization in nation