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Correlational findings

Study Kim & Kim (2012): study ZZ 2000

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 131 nations, 2000-2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS1981-84
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 150000
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Multiple methods

Correlate

Authors's label
Quality of government
Our Classification
Operationalization
Quality of government:
1)Government effectiveness:
Quality of public servive, quality of the civic service, quality of policy, credibility of government
2)Regulatory quality:
The ability of government for sound regulation
3)Control of corruption:
Public power of controlling corruption

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW---sq-t-11-a b = +.80 p < .01 AVERAGE happiness by quality of government

as measured by Government effectiveness
O-SLW---sq-t-11-a b = +.83 p < .01 as measured by Regulatory quality O-SLW---sq-t-11-a b = +.74 p < .01 as measured by Control of corruption

B's controlled for:
-Social trust
-Economy
  -openness
  -investment price
  -log GDP
-Post communist
-Government
  -quantity of government