Findings on happiness in Hochstim et al. (1968): study US Oakland County, Michigan 1960

Publication
Author(s)Hochstim, J.R.; Athanasopoulos, D.A.; Larkins, J.H.
TitlePoverty Area under the Microscope.
SourceAmerican Journal of Public Health, 1968, Vol. 58, 1015 -1027
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, Oakland California, USA, 1960-1965
 1960-65
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability cluster sample
 Two simple probability samples: whites and blacks from poverty area US and whites and blacks from the city with better income level
Respondents N =2580
 908 poverty area, 1672 non-poverty area
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentNot available
 Not explicitly reported.
General remarks
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Generally speaking; how would you say, you are these days.....? 1 very happy 2 pretty happy 3 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca
Author's labelGeneral dissatisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Income adequacyI01ac02Subjective poverty
Lives in poverty areaL12ab03Local prosperity
White raceE04ab03tEthnic status in the USA