- 18+ aged, general public, , 1976 - 2006
- Survey name:
- US-GSS 1972-2006
- N = 26007
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's label
- State spending on public goods, without education and welfare
- Our Classification
- Source: US Census Bureau (2010). Historcal Finances of Staternments.
Mean 1,25 sd 0,50 (% GSP)
Mean 10,85 sd 3,70 (% total state spending)
- Total spending, as % of total Gross State Product (GSP), on goods that are generally non-rivalrous and non-excludable, for:
-parks and recreation,
-highways (not toll)
NB: Spending on education and public welfare, e,g. poverty assistance are excluded.
Observed Relation with Happiness
Weaker effect (+0.019, p<.05) if spending on public goods is expressed as % of total spending of the state.
Controls at individual level
-age and age-squared
Controls at state-level
-left government power
-violent crime rate
-state and year effects.