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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
Government Consumption
Our Classification
Operationalization
Government consumptiom as % of GDP (International or PPP-prices)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW---sq-nt-11-a b = -.01 ns AVERAGE happiness by government consumption in 87 nations (Data Veenhoven 2006). O-Sum---mq-*-14-a b = -.00 ns AVERAGE happiness by government consumption in 87 nation (Data Inglehart 2008). O-SLW---sq-nt-11-a b = +.00 ns AVERAGE happiness by government consumption in 138 nations (Data New Economic Foundation, Satis).

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