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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:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 63046
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Unitary (vs Federal) Government Structure
Our Classification
Operationalization
Unitary A
1: Unity Government
0: Otherwise

Unitary B
0: Genuine Federal Systems
1: Semi-Federal Systems
2: Nonfederal Systems

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.28 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL HAPPINESS by Unitary rather than Federal government structure.

Operationalization: Unitary A.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.22 p < .05 Operationalization: Unitary B.

b's controlled for:

Individual level characteristics
-Interpersonal trust
-Age and age-squared
-Married
-Self-reported health
-Unemployed
-Income
-Curch Attendance

National charactristics:
-Unemployement Rate
-Individualism of culture
-GDP