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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (2009b): study ZZ 2000

Public:
Adults, general public, 91 nations, early 2000s
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 140000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Control of corruption
Our Classification
Operationalization
Aggregated indicator, subjective assesments. Measures perceptions of corruption (drawn from different sources), conventionally defined as the exercise of public power over private gain; ranging from frequency of ‘additional payments to get things done’ to the effect of corruption on the business environment, of measuring ‘grand corruption’ in the political arena to the tendency of elite forms to engage in ‘state capture’.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks Y-LS-l-sq-nt-100-a r = +.78 Average Happy Life Years by control of corruption in 75 nations Y-LS-l-sq-nt-100-a rpc = +.40 rpc controlled for wealth