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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1990b): study ZZ 1965

Public:
Adults, general public, 28 countries, 1965-1985
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 30000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Income equality
Our Classification
Operationalization
Inter quintil variation, expressed in Gini-coefficients (Van Dam, 1988).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HV---sq-vt-3-a r = +.36 Correlation between income equality and level of happiness (mean):                            

rich countries         r= +.54
not-so-rich countries  r= -.48

Correlation between income equality and inequality in happiness. Inequality in happiness measured by standard deviation (adjusted for possible variation given the average level of happiness in the nation).

all countries          r= +.55
rich countries         r= +.61
not-so-rich countries  r= +.58