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Correlational findings

Study Radcliff (2001): study ZZ Developed nations 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 15 rich nations, 1990
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 2
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 22500
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Welfare regime
Our Classification
Operationalization
Presence of elements in welfare system in nation that can be characterized as:
a Socialist      0-8
b Liberal        0-12
c Conservative   0-8

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = AVERAGE HAPPINESS BY REGIME ELEMENTS IN 15 NATIONS O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.11 p < .01 Socialist elements O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.05 p < .05 Liberal elements

B' s controlled for country characteristics:
-GDP
-Unemployment
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = INDIVIDUAL HAPPINESS by WELFARE REGIME in 15 nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.03 p < .05 Socialist elements O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -,03 p < .05 Liberal elements O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.01 ns Conservative elements

B's controled for:
- country characteristics
  - GDP
  - unemployment
  - average individualism
- individual characteristics
  - marital status
  - gender
  - education
  - age
  - having children
  - appraisal of quality of home life
  - perceived income class
  - unemployment of chief wage earner
  - church attendance

Similar in high and low income groups

B=+.01 denotes 0,01 more points happiness (on scale 1-10) per point more conservatism (on scale 0-8)