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Correlational findings

Study Tesch-Römer et al. (2008): study ZZ 1999

Public
18+ aged, general public, 57 countries, 1999-2004
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Relative Female Economic Activity
Our Classification
Remarks
Data: UN Human Development Report 2002 Gender Empowerment Measure)
Distribution
Albania  73, Argentina  46, Austria  65, Bangladesh  76, Belarus 82, Belgium 66, Bosnia-Herzegovina 60, Bulgaria 86, Canada 82, Chile 49, China 86, Croatia 73, Czech Republic 83, Denmark 84, Estonia 82, Finland 86, France 76, Germany (West) 69, Great,Britain 74, Greece 58, Hungary 71, Iceland 83, Indonesia 67, Iran 37, Ireland 52, Italy 58, Japan 67, Korea 70, Kyrgyzstan 84, Latvia 80, Lithuania 80, Luxembourg 57, Macedonia 72, Malta 37, Mexico 47, Moldova 84, Morocco 52, Netherlands 66, Nigeria 56, Peru 43, Philippines,61, Poland 80, Portugal 71, Romania 76, Saudi Arabia 27, Singapore 64, Slovakia 84, Slovenia 80, South Africa 59, Spain 56, Sweden 89, Tanzania 93, Uganda 88, Ukraine 80, United States 81, Venezuela 53, VietNam 91
Operationalization
The share of the female population aged 15 and above who supply, or are available to supply, labour for the production of goods and services (a value of 100 shows equal economic activity rates of both genders).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = -.10 M/F DIFFERENCE in happiness by % working women in 57 nations

In countries where share of working women is higher, women are relatively unhappier then men


M/F Difference in happiness:
South Africa       -0,391
Bulgaria           -0,306
Portugal           -0,235
Belarus            -0,224
Venezuela          -0,213
Luxembourg         -0,167
Ukraine            -0,158
Italy              -0,155
GreatBritain       -0,153
Greece             -0,152
Kyrgyzstan         -0,144
Albania            -0,138
France             -0,105
VietNam            -0,074
Bosnia-Herzegovina -0,065
Moldova            -0,059
Austria            -0,053
Hungary            -0,039
Lithuania          -0,038
Bangladesh         -0,035
Denmark            -0,007
Romania            +0,002
Sweden             +0,005
Estonia            +0,006
UnitedStates       +0,011
Argentina          +0,012
Spain              +0,013
Netherlands        +0,030
CzechRepublic      +0,041
Malta              +0,044
China              +0,060
Iceland            +0,064
Mexico             +0,064
Ireland            +0,074
Singapore          +0,080
Slovakia           +0,083
Indonesia          +0,086
Peru               +0,086
Belgium            +0,096
SaudiArabia        +0,096
Latvia             +0,102
Nigeria            +0,109
Philippines        +0,112
Japan              +0,116
Korea              +0,119
Poland             +0,123
Germany(West)      +0,149
Canada             +0,158
Morocco            +0,165
Slovenia           +0,172
Finland            +0,176
Chile              +0,183
Croatia            +0,185
Macedonia          +0,285
Iran               +0,408
Tanzania           +0,523
Uganda             +0,528