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Studies

Veenhoven & Ouweneel (1995): study ZZ 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.; Ouweneel, P.
Title:
Livability of the Welfare-State.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1995, Vol. 36, 1 - 48

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 26 nations, around 1980
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 35000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

Various items using the term 'satisfaction with life'

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale
- scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing
- scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Classification:
O-SLW---sq-*-11-a
Author's label:
Average satisfaction-with-life

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding State-welfare-effort: age of system Social security in nation State welfare effort: entitltements Social security in nation State-welfare-effort: expenditures Social security in nation State-welfare-effort: expenditures Social security in nation Growth welfare expenditure 1975-1985 Change social security in nation Growth government expenditures Size of government in nation
Government consumption in nation
State welfare effort: expenditures Social security in nation State welfare effort: expenditures Social security in nation Governmnet excpenditure Size of government in nation
Government expenditures
Government expenditure Size of government in nation
Government expenditures
Government expenditures Size of government in nation
Government consumption in nation