Table of contents for Social capital and the happiness of nations : the importance of trust and networks for life satisfaction in a cross-national perspective / Christian Kroll.


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Theory
2. Theoretical Background............................. ................................... 23
2.1 Measuring Life Satisfaction ....................... ......................23
2.1.1 Quality of Life Research .............................. ............. 23
2.1.2 Objective Measures of Well-Being..................... ...........29
2.1.3 Subjective Measures of Well-Being ..................................33
2.1.4 Generalised Life Satisfaction............................. ..............40
2.2 Theoretical Approaches to Explain Differences
in Subjective Well-Being (SWB)....................................................44
2.3  Social C apital ............................................................ ............ 58
2.4 Theoretical Links from Social Capital to SWB .......................65
Analysis
3. H ypotheses  .......................... .... ......................... ........................... 79
4. Operationalisation............................. ... ..............................83
4.1 Life Satisfaction ....................................................... 83
4.2 Cognitive Social Capital......................... ................................83
4.3 Structural Social Capital........................... ............ ............... 84
4.4  Linking  Social Capital............................ ...................................   86
4.5  Control V ariables......................................... ..........................87
5. D ata  and  M ethod  ..............................................................89
6. Descriptive Statistics .........................................................95
7. Analysis and Interpretation of Results..........................................99
7.1 All Countries: In Summary a Considerable Effect
of  Social C apital.................................. ......... ................99
7.1.1  Bivariate  A nalysis ............................. ..................................99
7.1.2 Multivariate Regression Analysis....................... ...........107
7.2 Rich Countries: Effect of Social Capital Even More
Important than Effect of Income ........................................ ...113
7.2.1  Bivariate  A nalysis ............................ ........................... 114
7.2.2 Multivariate Regression Analysis.........................................117
7.3 Poor and Middle-Income Countries: Economic Factors
(Still) More Prominent than Social Capital ..............................120
7.3.1  Bivariate  A nalysis............................. ..................................   120
7.3.2 Multivariate Regression Analysis......................................... 123



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Social capital (Sociology)Happiness, Social networks, Trust