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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1999): study ZZ 1990

Public:
Adults, general public, 48 nations, around 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 75000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Economical opportunity to choose
Our Classification
Operationalization
Expert ratings of economic freedom in nations on four aspects:
a: security of the money one has
b: freedom to produce/consume what one wants
c: freedom to keep what one earns
d: freedom of exchange
condensed in a sumscore.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.67 Average happiness by economical opportunity to choose in 48 nations Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a r = +.60 Happy life years by economical opportunity to choose in 22 poor nations Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a r = +.28 Happy life years by economical opportunity to choose in 24 rich nations