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Correlational findings

Study Layard et al. (2009): study ZZ Western Europe 1973

Public:
18+ aged general public, 16 EU countries, 1973-2007
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1350000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
GDP per capita
Our Classification
Operationalization
a) trend GDP/capita (log)
b) cyclical GPD/capita (log)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.20 a) trend GDP/capita O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +3.6 b) cyclical GDP/capita

b's controlled for:
- unemployment rate
- inflation rate