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Correlational findings

Study Deaton (2008): study ZZ 2006

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 132 countries, 2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 132000
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Growth rate of GDP 2000-2003
Our Classification
Operationalization
Growth rate of the logarithm of per capita Gross Domestic Product

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = -3.3 p < .05 ALL countries, N=123 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = -1,9 ns Without the countries of the former Sovjet Union, N=111

B additionaly controled for:
- economic growth 1990-2000
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = -6.1 p < .00 ALL countries, N=120

B additionaly controled for:
- life expectance 2005
- change in life expectancy from 1990-2005
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = -5,0 p < .01 Among POOR countries, income < $12.000, N=83

B additionaly controled for:
- life expectance 2005
- change in life expectancy from 1990-2005
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = -8,5 ns Among NOT POOR countries, income > $12.000, N=37

B additionaly controled for:
- life expectance 2005
- change in life expectancy from 1990-2000

All B's controled for:
- logatithm of income 2003

Higher growth of income denotes lower life satisfaction

B's similar across age groups