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Correlational findings

Study Alvarez-Diaz et al. (2009): study US 1985

Public:
16+ aged, general public, USA, 1985-1998
Survey name:
US-DDB-1983-1998
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 40000
Non Response:
Not reported
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Economic regulation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Summary index of the amount of regulation of economy based on how conservative sattes are in five categories: taxation, economic regulation, litigation procedures and size of government

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a b = +.04 p < .019 AVERAGE happiness in state by economic regulation in 48 US states

B controlled for state characteristics
- Size
- Income
- Racial diversity
- Social capital
- Culture
O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a b = +.05 p < .016 INDIVIDUAL happiness by economic regulation in 48 US states

B controlled for:
- Individual characteristics
  - Income
  - Financial Satisfaction
  - Education
  - Employment status
  - Gender
  - Children
  - Age
  - Age squared
  - Marital status
  - Church attendance
  - Ethnicity
  - Interpersonal Trust
  - Health of respondent
- State characteristics
  - Size
  - Income
  - Racial diversity
  - Social capital
  - Culture