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Correlational findings

Study Goff et al. (2016): study ZZ Europe 2006

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 36 nations, 2006-2015
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 303858
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Inequality in life satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Standard deviation of happiness ( life satisfaction) in nation.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba r = -.35 p < .01 AVERAGE happiness by INEQUALITY in happiness (SD) in nations. O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba Beta = -.21 p < .01 Beta controlled for:
- log GDP
- gender
- age
- education
- marital status
- region dummies

The reduction in magnitude is explained by the strong correlation between log GDP and SWL inequality.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba Beta = -.20 p < .01 Beta additionally controlled for:
- income-inequality (GINI)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba Beta = -.22 p < .01 Beta additionally controlled for:
- Average preference for low income inequality
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba Beta = -.23 p < .01 Beta additionally controlled for:
- country dummies