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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
Private opportunity to choose
Our Classification
Operationalization
- Legal limits in freedom of abortion
- Informal limits; public acceptance of:
   - divorce
   - abortion
   - sterilization
   - homo-sexuality
   - prostitution
   - suicide
   - euthanasia
All condensed in one factor

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.39 Average happiness by private opportunity to choose in 48 nations Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a r = +.08 Happy life years by privare opportunity to choose in 22 poor nations Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a r = +.43 Happy life years by private opportunity to choose in 24 rich nations