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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
Government size
Our Classification
Operationalization

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.83 p < .01 CHANGE average happiness in 29 nations 2007-2010, by government size.

B controled for:
- GDP growth rate
- legal quality
- social trust
- postcommunist
- openness
- investment price
- recession
- interaction growth x recession

Random effect analysis
Fixed effect similar (B = -.91)