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Correlational findings

Study Ott (2011): study ZZ 2006

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 130 nations, 2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 130000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Size of Government in Consumption
Our Classification
Operationalization
Government Consumption as a % of total national consumption

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +.46 p < .05 AVERAGE happiness by Government Consumption C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.14 ns rpc controlled for Technical Good Governance
(=average score of
-government effectiveness
-regulatory quality
-rule of law
-control of corruption)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.30 ns rpc controlled for Democratic Government
(=average score of
-voice and accountability
-political stability and absence of violence)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = -.23 ns INEQUALITY in happiness (sd) by Government Consumption

(Less Inequality in Happiness at higher levels of Government Consumption)