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Correlational findings

Study Helliwell et al. (2016): study ZZ 2012

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 156 nations, 2005-2015
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2016
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1560000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods

Correlate

Authors's label
Healthy life expectancy at birth
Our Classification
Operationalization
World Health Organisation (WHO) publishes data on healthy life expectancy for the year 2012. World Development Indicators (WDI) makes availble time series of life expectancy. First we generate ratios of healthy life expectancy to life expectancy in 2012 for countries with both data. Then we apply the country-specific ratios to other years to generate the healthy life expectancy data.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = +.03 p < .01 AVERAGE happiness (cognitive component) by healthy life expectancy at birth in 156 nations.
b controlled for
- log GDP per capita
- social support
- freedom to make life choices
- generosity
- perceptions of corruption

Unaffected by additional control for AVERAGE happiness (affective component)