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Correlational findings

Study Pacek & Radcliff (2008): study ZZ Western Europe 1975

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 11 West European nations, 1975-2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 400000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Social Wage
Our Classification
Operationalization
Income, that a worker, severed from the labor market (i.e., made unemployed) will earn merely by virtue of his or her citizenship.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = .005 p < .05 AVERAGE HAPPINESS by SOCIAL WAGE in 11 EU nations 1975-2002 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.01 p < .001 Happiness was measured as average happiness per year in the country which results in 136 datapoints.

B controlled for:
-unemployment rate
-happiness t-1 (to control for auto correlation)

-country (dummies)