Correlational finding on Happiness and Birth rate in nation
Subject code: N03ab04

StudyBergheim (2007): study ZZ OECD member states 2005
TitleThe Happy Variety of Capitalism.
SourceDeutsche Bank Research, 2007, 25 april, 1 - 22
Public14+ aged general public, 22 rich countries, 2005
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =33000

Correlate
Author's labelHigh birth rate
Page in Source 14
Our classificationBirth rate in nation, code N03ab04
Operationalization
not reported
Remarks
Data: Eurostat

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW---sq-nt-11-ar=+
AVERAGE happiness, by birth rate.
Positive association, coefficient not reported
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Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW---sq-nt-11-aSelfreport on single question

Various questions on satisfaction with life as-a-whole, rated on 10 or 11 step numeral scales. 10 step variants stretched to range 0-10


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
r = 0 no correlation ,
r = 1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl