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Correlational findings

Study Fahey & Smyth (2004a): study ZZ Europe 1999

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 33 European nations, 1999-2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 39799
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Annual average GDP-growth rate 1990-1999
Our Classification
Remarks
Source: World Bank 2001, available for 29 nations.
Distribution
Range: -10.8 %(Ukraine) to +7,9%(Rep. Ireland).
Operationalization
Annual average GDP-growth rate in last 10 years.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .66 Cross-national Average life-satisfaction by annual GDP-growth rate 1990-1999 in 29 nations (bivariate). O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.37 p < .00 Cross-national Beta controlled for GDP per capita; R²=0,90. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.12 p < .05 Cross-national B controlled for:
-at individual level:
-gender
-employment status
-marital status
-age
-age squared
-social class
-income
-at country level:
-GDP per capita
-income inequality