### Correlational finding on Happiness and Summed effects of current societal conditions (macro level)Subject code: S15ae

 Study Sachs (2016): study ZZ 2015 Title Happiness and Sustainable Development: Concepts and Evidence. Source World Happiness Report, 2016, Vol.1, 56 - 65 , New York, USA URL http://worldhappiness.report/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/03/HR-V1Ch4_web.pdf Public 15+ aged, general public, 119 nations, 2015-2016 Sample Probability multistage stratified area sample Non-Response Respondents N = 199000

 Correlate Author's label Adjusted R-squared Page in Source 62 Our classification Summed effects of current societal conditions (macro level), code S15ae Operationalization ```a. SDG Index b. GCI Index c. IEF index d. LGDPc e. Unemployment rate ```

 Observed Relation with Happiness HappinessMeasure Statistics Elaboration/Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c RaČ=.67 ```a+b+c ``` C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c RaČ=.74 ```a+b+c+d+e ```

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
 Code Full Text C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Selfreport on single question:Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?10 best possible9876543210 worst possible lifeThis question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.

Appendix 2: Statistics used
 Symbol Explanation RaČ ADJUSTED COEFFICIENT OF MULTIPLE CORRELATIONType: descriptive statistic only Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metricRange: [0 ; 1]Meaning:Ra = 0 « not any associationRa = 1 « strongest possible association
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl