- 18+ aged, general public, 67 nations, 1995-2002
- N = 70000
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's Label
- Government consumption
- Our Classification
- Source: Penn World Tables, Heston et al. (2002)
- N = 67 M = 16,88 SD = 9,22
- Government consumption as % of national consumption.
Observed Relation with Happiness
'Poor' is lowest 33%, 'rich highest 33% in self rated income position.
-GDP per capita
The more government consumption in a nation, the bigger difference in happiness between poor and rich. Yet among rich and democratic nations government consumption is unrelated to difference in happiness between the rich and the poor.