Findings on happiness in Veenhoven (1990): study ZZ Developed nations 1981

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.
TitleResultaat van de Verzorgingsstaat: Leefbaarheid en Gelijkheid. ( Effects of the Welfare State: Livability and Equality).
SourceVandeBraak, H.J.;Ed.: Rationaliteit en beleid: Hoofdstukken uit de Rotterdamse Sociologie", Academisch Boeken Centrum, 1990, De Lier, Netherlands, 41 - 80
PublicAdults, general public, 23 1st world nations, 1981-1982
 Austria, Australia, Belgium, Cananda, Denmark, Finland, (West) Germany, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, USA, United Kingdom, Sweden and Switzerland.
Survey nameNot available
SampleSelection from general population sample
Respondents N =30000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Scores on slightly different questions type O-HL transformed to a common three step scale
Author's labelLevensvoldoening
Page in publication49
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
government expenditureN04ab11ceSocial security in nation
government expenditureN12ab06aDefense-spending