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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:
INT-WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 10405
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
GDP
Our Classification
Remarks
Penn World Tables (Heston, Summers, and Aten 2009)
Operationalization
Per capita GDP in 1,000s of U.S. dollars

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.01 ns INDIVIDUAL happiness by GDP per capita in nation

B controlled for:
-National characteristics
  -Size of the state
  -Unemployment rate
  -Individualism
-Individual characteristics  
  -Income
  -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.