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Correlational findings

Study Bjornskov et al. (2008a): study ZZ 1997

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 66 nations, 1997-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 62295
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Residual power
Our Classification
Operationalization
Constitutional stipulations which grant exclusive rights to legislate in specified policy areas of local autonomy

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.16 p < .05 Individual happiness (not average!) by decentralization in 66 nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = -.01 ns Beta controlled for:
- nation characteristics
  - infant mortality
  - years of independence
  - religiousness
  - bi-cameral system (vs not)
  - openness of the economy
  - post-communist (vs not)
  - part of the world
  - government consumption
- individual characteristics
  - age
  - gender
  - education
  - marital status
  - occupation
  - income
  - religion
  - voluntary work
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = -.03 ns Beta additionally controled for interaction with government consumption