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Correlational findings

Study Flavin et al. (2011): study ZZ Developed nations 2005

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 15 Industrialized Democracies, 2005-2009.
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 10405
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
self-report on single question:
1 (lowest income decile)
:
10 (highest income decile)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.07 p < .01 INDIVIDUAL happiness by individual income

B controlled for:
-National characteristics
  -Size of the state
  -GDP
  -Unemployment rate
  -Individualism
-Individual characteristics  
  -Education
  -Health
  -Female
  -Age
  -Married
  -Unemployed
  -Church attendance
  -Trust in others
  -Religion

Controlled for tax revenue as a measure of the size of the state, same results if controlled for government share of GDP, social wage, or social welfare expenditures.