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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (2005d): study ZZ EU 14 1970

Public:
15+ aged, general public, EU 14 member states, 1973-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 374000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Freedom min private life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Measured by opportunity to choose in matters of marriage, procreation, religion and termination of ones own life. Opportunities to choose measured by public acceptance and absence of legal constraint.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = -.59 INEQUALITY in happiness by freedom in private life in 61 nations

Inequality in happiness in nations measured using the standard deviation (average over the 1990s
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b rpc = -.35 rpc controlled for economic development