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Correlational findings

Study Ouweneel & Veenhoven (1994): study ZZ 1980

Public:
Adults, general public, 27 nations, ±1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 27
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Most studies used face-to-face interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Welfare laws in nation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of:
- years since first law on old age,
  invalidity, and death
- years since first law on sickness and
  maternity
- years since first law on work injury
- years since first law on unemployment
- years since first law on family
  allowances

Source:Estes, R.J.-The social progress
       of nations (1984, N.Y., Praeger)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HV---sq-vt-11-a r = +.53 p < .01                 Mt' Happiness    Welfare score

Australia           7.75              22
Austria             6.68              28
Belgium             7.57              25
Brazil              7.22              16
Canada              7.76              16
Denmark             7.67              28
Finland             7.35              18
France              7.24              26
Germany             6.98              29
Greece              5.61              16
Great Britain       7.74              25
Italy               6.47              26
India               5.16               6
Ireland             7.82              25
Japan               6.94              12
Mexico              6.31               5
Netherlands         7.63              25
Norway              7.45              24
Philippines         6.47               4
Portugal            6.20              13
Singapore           7.24               4
S.Africa            7.03              18
S.Korea             6.21               0
Spain               6.84              21
Sweden              7.62              23
Switzerland         6.99              19
United States       7.55              13
O-SLV---sq-nt-11-a r = +.55 p < .01                 Mt' Life           Welfare
                    Satisfaction   level

Australia           7.67           22  
Austria             7.10           28  
Belgium             7.07           25  
Brazil              7.03           16
Canada              7.60           16
Denmark             7.92           28
Finland             7.68           18
France              6.29           26
Germany             6.94           29
Greece              5.70           16
Great Britain       7.41           25
Italy               6.24           26
India               3.35            6
Ireland             7.58           25
Japan               6.20           12
Mexico              4.32            5
Netherlands         7.46           25
Norway              7.67           24
Philippines         6.60            4
Portugal            6.74           13
Singapore           7.12            4
S.Africa            6.43           18
S.Korea             5.50            0
Spain               6.22           21
Sweden              7.80           23
Switzerland         8.60           19
United States       6.94           13