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Studies

Veenhoven & Kalmijn (2005): study ZZ 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.; Kalmijn, W.M.
Title:
Inequality-Adjusted Happiness in Nations. Egalitarianism and Utilitarianism Married in a New Index of Social Performance.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 421 - 455

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 90 nations, 1990s
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 90000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Various questions on overall satisfaction with life as a whole.

Scores transformed to scale 0-10
Classification:
O-SLW-*-sq-t-11-a
Author's label:
happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Purchasing power per head Purchasing power (`real' GNP pc)
Inequality of apparent livability in nation
Inequality of happiness in nations
Lethal accidents Lethal accidents in nation Social security Social security in nation Economic freedom Socio-economic regime in the nation
Economic freedom in nation
Political freedom NATION: POLITICAL SYSTEM
Political freedom in nation
Personal freedom Private freedom in nations Disparity in incomes Income inequality in nation Discrimination of women Gender inequality (women emancipation) in nation Tolerance Tolerance in nation
Value climate in the nation
Trust in people Trust in fellow-man in nation Voluntary work Social cohesion in nation Rule of law NATION: JUSTICE Respect of civil rights Political freedom in nation
Human-rights protection in nation
Corruption Corruption in nation