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Correlational findings

Study Bjornskov et al. (2010): study ZZ 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 55 nations, 1981-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 135000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Honest and efficient government
Our Classification
Operationalization
Average of rule of law, regulatory quality, bureaucratic efficiency and control of corruption.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = AVERAGE happiness by quality of government in nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.75 All nations (N=55) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.40 p < .01 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.31 p < .05 Rich nations (GDP per capita => 8000 USD, N=34)

B's controlled for
-average membership of voluntary organizations
-social trust
-belief in god
-divorce rate
-unemployment rate
-post-communism
-openness to trade
-investment price level
-regional and period dummies