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

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
PublicAdults, general public, Oakland California, USA, 1960-1965
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
Author's labelGeneral dissatisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

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