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Correlational findings

Study Helliwell et al. (2018): study ZZ World samples 2005 /1

Public
Survey name
Gallup poll
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Central and Eastern Europe dummy
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Central and Eastern Europe
0: Western Europe

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = -.95 p < .01 AVERAGE happiness by region in 157 nations in the period 2005-2012 (n=836).

b controls for:
- democratic quality
- delivery quality
- other regional dummies
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = -.96 p < .01 b additionally controls for:
- log GDP per capita
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = -.67 p < .01 b additionally controls for:
- healthy life expectancy
- freedom to make life choices
- generosity
- social support
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = -.69 p < .01 Regression with 2005-2012 country averages.

b controls for:
- democratic quality
- delivery quality
- log GDP per capita
- healthy life expectancy
- freedom to make life choices
- generosity
- social support
- other regional dummies

In sum: Average life satisfaction in Central and Eastern Europe is lower than in Western Europe.