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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1984): study ZZ 1974

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 55 nations, 1974-1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8433
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Conducted by Gallup bureaus in different countries.

Correlate

Authors's label
Income inequality
Our Classification
Operationalization
Income inequality in maesured Gini-coefficients in various parts of the world.
Data drawn from Cromwell (1977:294/5)
and Bertrand (1981:192).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a r = -.66 ns                   Mt happiness   Gini coefficient
Australia             7.0             .416
North America         6.7             .409
Western Europe        6.3             .424
Latin America         6.0             .490
Africa (South
of the Sahara)        4.6             .471
Asia (exc. Japan)     3.8             .474
Japan                 5.8             .409