Tuesday, May 13, 2008

How does inner freedom vary with per capita income level?

In earlier posts about inner freedom - the feeling of choice or control over the way life turns out - I have discussed some implications of the observation that humans have a passion for control of their lives (here), the correlation at a country level between inner freedom and life satisfaction (here) and the extent to which inner freedom varies with economic freedom (here).

In this post I present a chart showing how the probability of feeling in control of life varies with average income levels of countries. Data sources are the same as those used in posts referred to above.

The graph presents a similar picture to that shown in the post on inner freedom and economic freedom. The probability of inner freedom tends to rise more gradually with per capita income levels than does the probability of being satisfied with life.

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