Correlational findings

Study Kasmaoui & Bourhaba (2017): study ZZ 2006

18+ aged, general public, 132 nations, 2006
Survey name:
INT-Gallup World Poll combined waves
N = 1320000
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
LogGDP per Capita
Our Classification
Log GDP per capita, purchasing power parity.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = +,32 p < .01 AVERAGE happiness by CURRENT GDP per capita in nation. (OLS analyses on pooled data 2006-2015 in 166 nations) C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = -.07 p < .10 CHANGE in AVERAGE happiness in 2006-2015 (measured by controling T2 happiness by T1 happiness) by CHANGE in log GDP per capita.
(GMM analysis in 116 nations)

b additionally controlled for CHANGE in
-social support
-healthy life expectancy at birth
-confidence in national government
-freedom to make life choices
-democratic quality of government (World Bank)
-public spending.

Similar b if addionally controlled for change in inequality in household income (Gini)