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Correlational findings

Study Bartram (2011): study US 1995

Public:
18-94 aged natives and immigrants, USA, 1995
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 3
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1339
Non Response:
203
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondent selects one of 10 income brackets (in US dollars) the household income is in. The author uses the midpoint of each income bracket to approximate respondents' household income. Finally, the log of income is taken.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a Beta = +.07 p < .015 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a b = +.20 p < .015 B controlled for:
- Immigrant status
- Interaction ln(income)*immigrant status
- Children
- Age
- Unemployed
- Religion
- Health

Interaction immigrant*ln(hh income:
B=.56/Beta=.07 (p=.041)

When additionally controlled for financial satisfaction:
B=-.16 (p<.04) for log income
B=+.36 (p<.14) for log income*immigrant status

Similar results are found in an ordered logit model.