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Correlational findings

Study Helliwell et al. (2018): study ZZ World samples 2005

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 157 nations, followed 7 years, 2005-2012
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll 2006-2011
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 157
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Democratic Quality Government
Our Classification
Operationalization
Average z-score for the World Bank' s Worldwide Governance Indicator (WGI) including :
a: Voice and Accountability
b: Political Stability and Absence of Violence

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta = +.01 ns AVERAGE Democratic Quality of Government by AVERAGE Happiness

Beta (+.007) controlled for:
- Delivery Quality of Government in nation
- Year fixed effects

Beta unaffected by additional control for
- logged GDG per capita
- healthy life-expectancy
- Average perceived freedom to make life choices
- Average generosity
- Average perceived availability of social support
- regional or country fixed effects
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta-f = +.13 ns CHANGE Democratic Quality of Government by CHANGE AVERAGE Happiness

Beta-fix (+.13) controlled for:
- CHANGE in Delivery Quality of Government
- Fixed year effects
- Country fixed effects

Beta fix unaffected by additional control for
CHANGE in
- logged GDP per capita
- Healthy life expectancy
- Average perceived freedom to make life-choices
- Average generosity
- Average perceived availability of social support