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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (2009b): study ZZ 2000

Public
Adults, general public, 91 nations, early 2000s
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Regulatory quality
Our Classification
Remarks
Variable codes in States of Nations 1998 RegulatoryQuality_98 91 Kaufmann. 1999a table C4 2001 RegulatoryQuality_01 91 Kaufmann 2002, table C4 2002 RegulatoryQuality_02 105 Kaufmann 2003, table C4
Operationalization
Aggregated indicator, subjective assesments. Includes measures of the incidence of market-unfriendly policies such as price controls or inadequate bank supervision, as well as perceptions of the burdens imposed by excessive regulation in areas such as foreign trade and business development.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks Y-LS-l-sq-nt-100-a r = +.73 Average Happy Life Years by regulatory quality in 90 nations Y-LS-l-sq-nt-100-a rpc = +.29 rpc controlled for wealth