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Correlational findings

Study Davidson et al. (2013): study ZZ OECD member states 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, OECD member states, Multiple nations, 1981 - 2009
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 60000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Size of Government
Our Classification
Operationalization
State consumption share of real per capita GDP (Penn World Table, 6.2)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +023 p < .001 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by size of government.
(59014 individuals in 19 nations)

b controlled for:
-gender,
-age and age squared,
-marital status,
-children,
-unemployed, head of house,
-income,
-attendance religious services,
-year.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +015 ns NATIONAL AVERAGE Happiness by size of government (19 nations)

b controlled for:
-GDP per capita,
-Unemployement,
-Individualism,
-Democracy,