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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (2005c): study ZZ 1973

Public:
Adults, general public, EU 8 member states, USA and Japan, 1973-2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 300000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Trend Happy Life Years 1973-2002
Our Classification
Operationalization
Yearly change 1973-2002

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a = Nation        Yearly increase  30 year gain HLY
               B     CI95
Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a b = +.26 p < .05 Luxemburg   +.261  [+.203;+.318]     7.70 Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a b = +.26 p < .05 Denmark     +.260  [+.165 +.328]     7.54 Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a b = +.20 p < .05 France      +.197  [+.145;+.248]     7.70 Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a b = +.15 p < .05 Germany(W)  +.153  [+.077;+.229]     7.70 Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a b = +.15 p < .05 USA         +.1.46  [+.078;+.218]    4.23 Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a b = +.14 p < .05 UK          +.140  [+.104;+.177]     4.06 Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a b = +.13 p < .05 Netherlands +.130  [+.079;+.181]     3.89 Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a b = +.13 p < .05 Italy       +.130  [+.079;+.181]     3.77 Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a b = +.05 p < .05 Japan       +.053  [-.028;+.134]     1.54 Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a b = -.04 p < .05 Belgium     -.036  [-.120;+.058]     3.77

B is average yearly change in happy life years years