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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1984): study ZZ EU 9 1975

Public:
15+ aged, general public, EU 9 member states, Western Europe, 1975
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12996
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Income inequality
Our Classification
Operationalization
Income inequality in measured Gini-coefficients in various countries.
Data dran from Cromwell (1977:294/5) and Bertrand (1981:192).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HV---sq-vt-3-a r = -.28 ns                   M happiness   Gini-coefficient
                                income inequality
Great Britain        1.95             .400
France               1.89             .520
W-Germany            1.89             .423
Italy                1.61             .374
Belgium              2.27             .350
The Netherlands      2.22             .440
Luxembourg           2.03             .380
Denmark              2.54             .390
Ireland              1.88             .440