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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 = 74395
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Relative Female Economic Activity
Our Classification
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