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Correlational findings

Study Brown et al. (2015a): study ZZ OECD member states 2011

Public:
+18 aged, metropolitan areas in 5 OECD nations, 2011
Survey name:
INT-OECD household survey
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1964
Non Response:
>25%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
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Correlate

Authors's Label
centralization
Our Classification
Distribution
M=3.82, SD=3.43
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Ratio of population in core versus population in hinterlands

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-l-11-g OPRC = - p < .05 OPRC(-0.0317) controled for:
- Social Economic Status (SES
- Regional characteristics:
  - density of roads

OPRC lower if controled for centralization only
O-SLW-c-sq-l-11-g = -.11 Neative across all regions (R2 -.11)
Negative in Europe         (R2 -.13)
Positive in Japan          (R2 +.43)