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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven & Kalmijn (2005): study ZZ Developed nations 1973 /1

Public:
Adults, general public, 8 European nations and USA, 1973-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Trend 1973-2004
Our Classification
Operationalization
Inequality-adjusted happiness measured using index of mean and standard deviation of life-satisfaction in nations.
Nation scores compared over time 1973-2004

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = + Change Inequality Adjusted Happiness 1973- 2004 on 0-100 scale O-SLW---sq-t-11-a = Top line    = USA
Bottom line = EU
O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = + Italy      10.57 O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = + Denmark     5.12 O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = + USA         3.35 O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = + Luxembourg  3.32 O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = + France      3.22 O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = + Ireland     2.05 O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = + Britain     1.36 O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = + Netherlands 0.90 O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = + Germany     0.59
(West)
O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = - Japan       3.50 O-SLW---sq-t-11-a DM = - Belgium     6.14