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Correlational findings

Study Altman et al. (2016): study ZZ OECD member states 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, OECD member states, 1981-2008
Survey name:
INT-WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 63046
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Proportional Representation (vs Single Member Districts)
Our Classification
Remarks
A. Source: Database of Political Institutions. B. Source: John Gerring et al. (2005)
Distribution
Pr.Rep.A: 0-1Mean 0,72  SD 0,45
Pr.Rep.B: 0-2 Mean 0,97 SD  0,98
Operationalization
Proportional Representation A
1: Proportional Representation
0: Other Systems

Proportional Representation B
0: Majoritarian or Preferential Vote
1: Mixed Member Majority or block vote
2: Closed List Proportional Representation

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.29 p < .01 INDIVIDUAL HAPPINESS by proportional representation compared to other electoral systems.

Operationalization: Proportional Representation A
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.09 p < .05 Operationalization: Proportional Representation B.

b's controlled for:
Individual level characteristics
-Interpersonal trust
-Age and age-squared
-Married
-Self-reported health
-Unemployed
-Income
-Curch Attendance

National characteristics
-Unemployement Rate
-Individualism of culture
-GDP