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Correlational findings

Study Muffels et al. (2012): study ZZ Europe 2008

Public:
18+ aged general public, 47 countries, 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 67216
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Log GDP/capita
Our Classification
Operationalization
Log transformed GDP/capita

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.23 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL happiness by Log GDP/capita in country

OPRC controlled for (model 1):
-personal characteristics
-age, age quadric, age quadric*seks
-sex
-nation characteristics
-unemployment rate
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.36 p < .05 OPRC additionally controlled for (model 9):
- Individual characteristics
  - age squared, age cubed
  - employmnet status
  - marital status
  - bad health
  -g ender
  - income
    - log relative HH income
    - log household income
    - low income status
- nation characteristics
  - income inequality (GINI)
  - average endorsement of social values
  - average endorsemnt of modernization values