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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (2007e): study ZZ 1995

Public
Adults, general public, 90 nations, 1995-2000
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Government effectiveness
Our Classification
Remarks
Data World Bank (Kaufman 1998)
Operationalization
Aggregation of subjective assesments. Combines perceptions of the quality of public service provision, the quality of the bureaucracy, the competence of civil servants, the independence of civil service from political pressure, and the credibility of the government’s commitment to policies into a single grouping. The main focus of this index is on inputs required for the government to be able to produce and implement good policies and deliver public goods.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.67 Average happiness by governmant effectiveness in 77 nations