Correlational findings

Study Helliwell et al. (2014): study US 2004

18+ aged general public, urban areas, USA, 2008-2011
Survey name
INT-Gallup International
N = 952433
Non Response
Interview: Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)


Authors's Label
Social Capital close engagement (SC2)
Our Classification
No effect of interaction unemployment x SC2
Percentage of population or residents:
a. in multi-member households with common dinners everyday
b. who had more than 3 close friends
c. who talks with neighbors a few times per week
d. who did favors with neighbors once a month
e. who volunteered for or through religious oranizations.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = +.02 p < .05 B controled for
- change in local employment
- individual characteristics
  - age
  - gender
  - education
  - marital status
  - ethnicity
  - household income (absolute)
  - incomebrackets (relative)
- regional characteristics
  - average household income
  - country population density
  - share of urban populstion
  - share of owner-occupied housing
  - share of minorities
  - longitude and latitude of country centres
- social capital
  - broad engagement
  - intimate engagement
- interaction between regional unemployment and social capital