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Correlational findings

Study Fleche et al. (2011): study ZZ OECD member states 1994

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 32 OECD member states,1994-2008
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 1994-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 92338
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
State of health
Our Classification
Operationalization
All in all, how would you describe your state of health these days?
4: Very good
3: Good
2: Fair
1: Poor

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.41 p < .01 INDIVIDUAL happiness by INDIVIDUAL health in nation O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.69 p < .05 Stronger in nations with high proportion of people in poor health. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.21 ns AVERAGE happiness by AVERAGE health

Beta's controlled for:
- individual characteristics
   - income
   - poverty
   - employment status
   - education
   - sexe
   - age
   - divorced
   - number of children
- national charactereristics
   - average perception of
   - income inequality in country
   - trustwortiness of people
   - unemployment rate
   - air pollution