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Correlational findings

Study Stevenson & Wolfers (2008): study ZZ World samples 1981

Public:
18+ aged general public, 61 nations, 1981-2004
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 250000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
GDP per capita: Long difference
Our Classification
Operationalization
Change GDP over time; difference in first and last wave

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.27 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a b = +.11 ns O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-c r = +.70 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-c b = +.31 p < .01 CHANGE AVERAGE happiness by CHANGE GDP/pc in nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-c b = +.56 p < .01 CHANGE INDIVIDUAL happiness by CHANGE in GDP/pc in nation O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-c b = +.31 p < .05