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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
Regulatory Quality; economic freedom
Our Classification
Operationalization
Incidence of market-unfriendly policies, such as price controls, inadequate bank supervision and excessive regulation in areas such as foreign trade and business development. Scores based on cross-country perceptions of enterprise, citizens and experts. Data from 37 sources, constructed by 31 organizations.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.71 Average happiness (mean) by regulatory quality in 78 nations.

Remark: Inequality of happiness (SD) by regulatory quality: r = -.54, meaning that more requlatory quality goes with less inequality in happiness.