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Correlational findings

Study Bjornskov (2006a): study ZZ 1995

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 67 nations, 1995-2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 70000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Regulatory Freedom
Our Classification
Operationalization
Regulatory Freedom

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-l-10-a = DIFFERENCE IN HAPPINESS between poor and rich citizens by regulatory freedom in 67 nations.

'Poor' is lowest 33%, 'rich highest 33% in self rated income position.
O-SLW-c-sq-l-10-a b = -.13 p < .05 B (-0,133) controlled for
-GDP per capita
-Openness
-Government share in national consumption
-Postcommunist
-Income-inequality

The more freedom in a nation, the less difference in happiness between poor and rich.
Yet among rich and democratic nations freedom is not related to difference in happiness between the rich and the poor