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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
Decommodification
Our Classification
Operationalization
The degree to which individuals or families can uphold a socially accepted standard of living, independently of market participation on a score from 13.8 to 39.1

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.06 p < .01 AVERAGE HAPPINESS by DECOMMODIFICATION in 15 nations

B controlled for country characteristics:
- GDP
- unemployment rate
- individualism
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.02 p < .00 INDIVIDUAL HAPPINESS by DECOMMODIFICATION in 15 nations

B 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

Less statistically significant in high and low income groups

B=+.02 denotes 0,02 more points happiness (on scale 1-10) per point more decommodification (on scale 13,8 to 39,1)