- Adults, general public, United States, 1981-1996
- N = 19895
- Non Response
- not reported
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's Label
- Our Classification
- Data from: Wu, Perloff and Golan (2002). Other measures of inequality gave insignificant results in the observed associations.
- N=491, M=0,337, SD=0,032, Range=0,271-0,446
- Income inequality in US states in Gini coefficients (after-transfer, after-tax monetary income)
Observed Relation with Happiness
OLRC's are controlled for personal characteristics:
- employment satus
- educational level
- marital status
- number of children
All OLRC's remain the same when additionally controlled for crime rate.
OLRC's cannot be interpreted as absolute effect sizes. Relative values denote that the negative effect is larger among rich and political right individuals. Comparisons of OLRC's are only possible if the same control variables are used in the regressions.