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Correlational findings

Study Bjornskov (2005): study ZZ World samples 1997

Public
18+ aged, general public, 73 nations, 1997-2000
Survey name
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 4
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Government share of GDP
Our Classification
Remarks
measures the active role of government in value creation
Distribution
M = 18,46 SD = 8,89
Operationalization
not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-*-mq-*-100-a b = -.45 AVERAGE happiness, by government share of GDP in 73 nations

B controlled for:
- social trust
- openness of the economy
- investment price level
- communist past
- log GDP per capita