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Correlational findings

Study Cheung (2018a): study ZZ World samples 1989

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 33 nations, followed 1989 - 2012
Survey name:
INT-World Values Survey, pooled waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 112876
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Net Gini
Our Classification
Operationalization
Gini is between 0 and 1; a higher Gini implies more inequality. Net Gini is about inequality in disposable after Income Redistribution by taxation and transfers.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.06 p < .01 INDIVIDUAL happiness by income inequality in one's country.

All nations, all waves, no controls.

More inequality in disposable household income: more happiness.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.09 p < .001 b ontrolled for
- Individual characteristics
  - age
  - income
  - power distance
- National characteristics
  - GDP per capita
  - income redistribution

More inequality in disposable household income: more happiness.

Similar b's if controlled for egalitarian or political values.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.06 p < .001 CHANGE in individual happiness by CHANGE in income inequality in one's country 1989-2012.

(more inequality, less happiness)

b ontrolled for
- Individual characteristics
  - age
  - income
  - egalitarian values
  - political values
  - power distance
- National characteristics
  - CHANGE GDP per capita
  - CHANGE income redistribution.