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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
Delivery Quality Government
Our Classification
Operationalization
Average z-score for the World Bank' s World Wide Governance Indicators (WGI):
-Government Effectivenes
-Regulatory Quality
-Rule of Law
-Control of Corruption

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta = +.81 p < .01 AVERAGE Delivery Quality of Government by AVERAGE Happiness

Beta controlled for:
-Democratic Quality of Goverment
-Year fixed effects
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta = +.25 p < .10 Beta additionally controlled for:
-Logged GDP per capita
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta = +.06 ns Beta additionally controlled for:
- Healthy life-expectancy
- Average perceived freedom to make life    choices
- Average generosity
- Average perceived availability of social support
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta-f = +.84 p < .01 CHANGE Delivery Quality of Government by CHANGE AVERAGE Happiness

Beta controlled for:
-Year fixed effects
-Country fixed effects
-Changes in Democratic Quality of Government
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta-f = +.74 p < .01 Beta additionally controlled for CHANGE in:
-Logged GDP per capita
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta-f = +.57 p < .05 Beta additionally controlled for CHANGE in:
-Healthy life expectancy
-Average perceived freedom to make life choices
-Average Generosity
-Average perceived availability of social support