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Correlational findings

Study Alesina et al. (2004): study ZZ EU 12 1992

Public:
Adults, general public, EU 12 member states, 1975-1992
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 104000
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Unemployment rate
Our Classification
  • NATION: ECONOMY Current economic condition of the nation Employment in nation Unemployment in nation
Operationalization
Unemployment rates in EU nation

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OLRC = -.18 All individuals O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OLRC = +1.8 Political left individuals O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OLRC = -.01 Political right individuals O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OLRC = -.50 Poor individuals O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OLRC = +.66 Rich individuals
 
 OLRC's are controlled for:
 - personal characteristics
   - employment satus
   - gender
   - age
   - educational level
   - marital status
   - number of children
   - income
   - race
 - inequality of incomes in nation
 - inflation rate in nation
 
 OLRC's cannot be interpreted as absolute effect sizes.
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa = Unemployment rate in NATION by INDIVIDUAL happiness