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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
Remarks
Data were averaged in 5-year periods: 1973-77, 1978-82, 1983-87, 1988-92, 1993-97, 1998-2002 and 2003-2007
Operationalization
% change GDP/pc in nation

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.30 Cross-national, Longitudinal 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 Cross-national, Longitudinal O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab b = +.11 ns Cross-national, Longitudinal Simmilar results when differences across decades are considered (1970's, 1980 ..etc) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = -.34 Longitudinal Belgium only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.08 none Denmark only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.12 Longitudinal Greece only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.63 Longitudinal France only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.06 Longitudinal Ireland only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.10 Longitudinal Italy only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.41 Longitudinal Netherlands only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.45 Longitudinal UK only O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.21 Longitudinal West Germany only