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Correlational findings

Study Ott (2005): study ZZ 1991

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 78 nations, 1991-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Income inequality
Our Classification
Remarks
Source: UN-HDR 2004, table 14
Distribution
Range: 2,6 (Slovakia) - 38,1 (Honduras).
Operationalization
Income share richest 20% versus poorest 20%.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.19 Average happiness (mean) by income inequality in 78 nations

Remark: Inequality in happiness (SD) by income inequality: r = +.24, meaning that more income inequality goes with more happiness inequality.