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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
GDP per capita, 4 quartiles
Our Classification
Operationalization
GDP: Gross Domestic Product.
0: low GDP per capita
1:
2:
3: high GDP per capita

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.42 ns Individual life-satisfaction by national GDP per capita; 1 (compared to 0). O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1.4 p < .05 Individual happiness by national GDP per capita; 2 (compared to 0) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1.4 p < .05 Individual happiness by national GDP per capita; 3 (compared to 0).

B controlled for:
-at individual level:
-gender
-employment status
-marital status
-age & age squared
-social class
-individual income.
-at country level:
-income inequality
-national growth in GDP.