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Table 2 Institutional differences between France and Finland

From: Freedom and happiness in nations: why the Finns are happier than the French

Factor Reference in data file ‘States of Nations’ Finland France Percentage of the total range of rich countries2
Government effectiveness3 GovEffectiveness_2006 2.2 1.5 30%
Rule of law4 RuleLaw_2006 2.0 1.4 22%
Social security5 WelfareExpense1_2006 26 29 13%
Income Inequality6 Incomeequality_2000_2008 33 30 12%
IncomeInequality1_2006 27 33 24%
Gender Inequality7 GenderEquality_2_2005 0.89 0.72 25%
GenderEquality_4_2007 0.95 0.95 0%
  1. 2This percentage represents the ratio (difference between France and Finland)/highest difference amongst rich nations
  2. 3Veenhoven ([2014b]) States of Nations, Governance, Erasmus University of Rottodam, accessed on 1/11/2011 Available at: worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/statnat/statnat_fp.htm.
  3. 4Veenhoven ([2014b])) States of Nations, Law and order, Legal system, Erasmus University of Rottodam, accessed on 1/11/2011 Available at: worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/statnat/statnat_fp.htm.
  4. 5Veenhoven ([2014b]) States of Nations, Health, health expenditures, Erasmus University of Rottodam, accessed on 1/11/2011 Available at: worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/statnat/statnat_fp.htm.
  5. 6Veenhoven ([2014b]) States of Nations, inequality, income inequality, Erasmus University of Rottodam, accessed on 1/11/2011 Available at: worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/statnat/statnat_fp.htm.
  6. 7Veenhoven ([2014b]) States of Nations, inequality, gender inequality, Erasmus University of Rottodam, accessed on 1/11/2011 Available at: worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/statnat/statnat_fp.htm.