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Defined as the difference between the mean life satisfaction of people with tertiary attainment and the mean life satisfaction of people with secondary education.
Period:
Area:
10 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Japan0.62010
2 Republic of Korea 0.52010
2 United States0.52010
4 Australia0.42010
4 France0.42010
4 United Kingdom0.42010
7 Canada0.32010
7 Germany0.32010
9 Italy0.22010
10 Sweden0.12010

Source
OECD (2011) How's Life? Measuring Well-being

Original source
OECD's calculations based on data from the Gallup World Poll.

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = -1.973234 X +7.468
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.528
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.279

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = -4439.303483 X +50731.542
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.096
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.009

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = -0.005821 X +0.822
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.057
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = -0.409453 X +1.750
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.224
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.050

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data10
Regression equation
Y = 15.815920 X +5.778
Correlation coefficient (r)0.585
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.342