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Correlational findings

Study Bjornskov (2014): study ZZ EU 27 1975

Public:
15+ aged, 29 EU nations, 2007-2010
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 150000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
GDP growth rate
Our Classification
Remarks
Data: Penn World Tables
Operationalization
Change in purchasing power p/c 2007-2010

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.34 p < .10 CHANGE average happiness by CHANGE GDP the year before in 29 nations 2007-2010.

B controled for:
- legal quality
- social trust
- postcommunist
- government size
- investment price
- recession
- interaction growth x recession

Random effect analysis
Fixed effect similar (B = +.53)

Unaffected by crisis (negative growth compared to foregoing year).