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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven & Vergunst (2014): study ZZ World samples 1946

Public:
Adult general population 67 nations followed 10 to 40 years 1946 to 2011
Survey name:
Survey series: findings of which are listed in World Database of Happiness
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3000000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Mostly face-to-face interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Economic growth
Our Classification
Operationalization
% annual change in GDP/capita

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a OR = 2,14 p < .05 CHANGE AVERAGE happiness by CHANGE GDP p/c in nations:

Ratio of: rise/decline happiness by strong/medium economic growth, as observed in 199 time series CI95[+1,29 to +4,18)
M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a r = +.20 p < .05 All 199 time-series: CI95 [+.08 to +.34] M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a b = +.00 b = +.0034 M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a r = +.21 114 10-20 years time-series: CI95[+.05 to +.50] M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a b = +.01 b = +.0063 M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a r = +.21 p < .05 67 20-40 year time series. CI95 [+.05 to +.50] M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a b = +.00 p < .05 b = +.0048 M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a r = +.20 ns 18 >40 years time-series: CI95[-.03 to +.61] M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a b = +.01 20 time series in lower middle income countries
b = +.0117
M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a b = +.00 56 time series in upper middel income countries
b = +,0034
M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a b = +.00 123 time series in high income countries
b = +.0029
M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a b = +.00 57 time series with smooth economic growth
b = +.0054
M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a b = +.00 80 time series with medium smotth economic growth
b = +.0032
M-CO---sq-nvt-11-a b = +.00 62 time series with bumpy economic growth
b = +,0061

All b's reflect effect of 1% economic growth on gain in points happiness on scale 0-10

Similar patterns when change in particular nations is considered