- 18+ aged, general public, 55 nations, 1981-2004
- N = 135000
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's label
- Political constraints III and V
- Our Classification
- 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
B's controlled for
-average membership of voluntary organizations
-belief in god
-openness to trade
-investment price level
-regional and period dummies