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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
Inflation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Inflation rate

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa = Inflation rate in NATION by INDIVIDUAl happiness O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OLRC = -3.0 p < .05 All individuals O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OLRC = -1.7 ns Political left individuals O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OLRC = -3.3 p < .05 Political right individuals O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OLRC = -2.7 p < .05 Poor individuals O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OLRC = -3.4 p < .05 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
- unemployment rate in nation

OLRC's cannot be interpreted as absolute effect sizes. Relative values denote that the negative effect is larger among rich and political right individuals.