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Studies

Veenhoven (2007f): study ZZ 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Quality of Life in Nations. As Measured by How Long and Happy People Live.
Source:
Stam, J; Veenhoven, R.;Ed.:"Quality of Life & Happiness of People in Japan and The Netherlands", KIT Publishers, 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 16 - 31

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 96 nations, 1990s
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 0
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Equivalent questions on life-satisfaction rated on various scales.  The items differ slightly in wording and number of the response options.

Scores are transformed to a common range 0 - 10 by means of expert weighting of response options (Thurstone's method).
Classification:
O-SLV---sq-nt-11-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Purchasing power Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) Physical safety Lethal accicidents in nation Absence of corruption Corruption in nation Social security Social security in nation Economic freedom Economic freedom in nation
Socio-economic regime in the nation
Personal freedom Private freedom in nations Income-inequality Current economic condition of the nation Gender-inequality Gender inequality (women emancipation) in nation Tolerance in the country Tolerance in nation Self-reported health Self-perceived health Anxiety at work Feeling secure (vs threatened)
Anxious
Satisfaction with aspects of work
Psychotism Psychoticism in nation neuroticism Neuroticism in nation