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Studies

Veenhoven (2005d): study ZZ EU 14 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Return of Inequality in Modern Society? Test by Dispersion of Life-Satisfaction across Time and Nations.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 457 - 487

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, EU 14 member states, 1973-2001
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 374000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single  question:

On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead?
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
-  Don't know
Classification:
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Life satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Trend in dispersion of life-satisfaction Trend in general public
Inequality of happiness in nations
Trend in life-satisfaction Trend in general public 1997 purchasing power p/c Inequality of happiness in nations
Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Inequality of apparent livability in nation
Freedom min private life Private freedom in nations Informatisation Informatization in nation Urbanisation Urbanization Education Public education in nation
Literacy in nation
Tolerance Value climate in the nation
Cultural pluralism
Income-inequality Income inequality in nation