Findings on happiness in Bergheim (2007): study ZZ OECD member states 2005

Author(s)Bergheim, S.
TitleThe Happy Variety of Capitalism.
SourceDeutsche Bank Research, 2007, 25 april, 1 - 22
Public14+ aged general public, 22 rich countries, 2005
Survey nameEU Combined surveys: ESS+WVS
 Eurobarometer 2005, World Values Survey, and further national surveys. (Data collected in World Database of Happiness).
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Non probability sample across nations, Probability sample within nations.
Respondents N =33000
 Estimated assuming about 1500 per nation
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question Various questions on satisfaction with life as-a-whole, rated on 10 or 11 step numeral scales. 10 step variants stretched to range 0-10
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication7
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Employment protectionshow  Economic freedom in nation
Employment protectionshow  Social security in nation, also classified as above ↑
Employment rate of oldershow  Unemployment in nation
Extensive economic freedomshow  Economic freedom in nation
High birth rateshow  Birth rate in nation
incomeshow  Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Low corruptionshow  Corruption in nation
Shadow economyshow  Informal economy, black market in nation
trust neighboursshow  Trust in fellow-man in nation
Unemployment rate in nationshow  Unemployment in nation
years of schoolingshow  Literacy in nation