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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:
WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 60000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Decommodification
Our Classification
Operationalization
Welfare state generosity; index developed by Scrruggs (2005). Description offered by Messner and Rosenfeld (1997, p. 1399).Three dimensions:
-the ease of access to welfare benefits,
-their income-replacement value,
-expansiveness of coverage across different statuses and circumstances.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +060 p < .001 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by decommodification index. (50209 individuals in 17 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 = +027 p < .05 NATIONAL AVERAGE Happiness by Decommodification. (17 nations)

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