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Correlational findings

Study Ng et al. (2009): study ZZ World samples 2005

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 121 nations, 2005-2006
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 125077
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
In wealty nations through telephone surveys based on random-digit dialing. In poorer nations door-to-door interviews, randomly-selected.

Correlate

Authors's label
Rich people (vs poor)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of:
A: Logarithm of reported household income.
B: Average of asses to conveniences, yes/no
   Ba:running water
   Bb: a telephone
   Bc: electricity
   Bd: a television
   Be: a computer
   Bf: acces to internet.
C: Basic needs: times in the past year when they did not have enough money for food or shelter (yes/no)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c = Rich people M = 6.62
Poor people M = 4.26
-difference:   +2.36
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c DM = + C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c =