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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
Political constraints III and V
Our Classification
Operationalization
Political constraints 111: Index capturing constraints on the feasibility of political change, defined as the degree to which a change in the preferences of one or more political actors is permitted to affect government policy. The index effectively measures the number and strenght of political veto points.

Political constraints V: Index employing the same data and logic but adding veto points within the judiciary and sub-federal entities.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = AVERAGE happiness by political constraints III in nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.33 All nations (N=55) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.39 ns O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1.0 p < .01 Rich nations (GDP per capita => 8000 USD, N=34) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = AVERAGE happiness by political constraints V O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.42 All nations (N=55) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.76 p < .01 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1,2 p < .01 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