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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
Labor market regulation
Our Classification
Remarks
Source: Fraser Institute.
Operationalization
Index, as degree of economic freedom, of:

-the extent to which the economy is affected by 'mandated minimum wages' ,
-the degree to which  'the hiring and firing of workers is impeded by regulations',
-the extentto which ' wages are ' set by centralized collective bargaining' ,
-the degree of governmentally mandated
'requirements  for advance notice, severance payments, and penalties due when dismissing a redundant worker' .

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -026 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by Labor market regulation (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 = -095 p < .05 NATIONAL AVERAGE Happiness by Labor market regulation.(19 nations)

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