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Correlational findings

Study Fischer (2008): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972-2004
Survey name:
CN-GSS 2003
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 48000
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Median household income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Median in 2005 US$

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa = CHANGE average happiness by CHANGE median house income: O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.03 1972-2004 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.09 exclusion of 2002 because of depressive effects 6 months after 9/11 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.06 recommended exclusion of 1972 because it is first in the series O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.00 both excluded: 1972 & 2002