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Correlational findings

Study Stevenson & Wolfers (2008): study ZZ Europe 1973

Public:
18+ aged general public, Europe, 1973-2007
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1210000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Change GPD/capita first differences
Our Classification
Operationalization
% change GDP/pc in nation

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.30 CHANGE AVERAGE happiness by CHANGE GDP/pc
average over time correlation in ALL 9 EU nations
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.58 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab b = +.11 ns Simmilar results when differences across decades are considered (1970's, 1980 ..etc) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = -.34 Belgium only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.08 Denmark only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.12 Greece only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.63 France only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.06 Ireland only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.10 Italy only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.41 Netherlands only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.45 UK only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.21 West Germany only