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Correlational findings

Study Stutzer (2004): study CH 1992

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, 1992-94
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4462
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Relative income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Relative income measured by:
a average income in region
b proportion of rich people in region
c average income and proportion of rich people interacted with 'contact with neighbours'.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I b = -1.7 ns Relative income measured by
- average income
- proportion of rich people
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I b = -1.2 ns Relative income additonaly measured by  'contact with neighbours'.

B's controled for:
- household income
- household size
- household composition
- socio-demographic characteristics
- language differences

B means less happiness the higher is the
- the average income
- proportion of rich people
- social contacts with rich people