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Correlational findings

Study Ram (2009): study ZZ 2006

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 87 nations, 2006
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 4
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 87000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Real GDP per capita (in logs)
Our Classification
Operationalization
In purchasing power

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW---sq-nt-11-a b = +.60 p < .05 AVERAGE happiness by real GDP-per capita in 87 nations (Data Veenhoven 2006). O-Sum---mq-*-14-a b = +.57 p < .05 AVERAGE happiness by real GDP-per capita in 87 nations (Data Inglehart 2008). O-SLW---sq-nt-11-a b = +.32 p < .05 AVERAGE happiness by real GDP-per capita in 138 nations (Data New Economic Foundation,Satis).

b' s controlled for:
-Government consumption
-Investment price-level
-International openness of the economy
-Dummies for:
-transition (former socialist)economies,
-OECD high income countries,
-African and Latin American countries.