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Correlational findings

Study Martin & Lichter (1983): study US Michigan 1973

Public:
16+ aged, employees, Michigan/US, followed 4 years, 1973-1977
Survey name:
Quality of Employment Survey (QES)
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 827
Non Response:
(43%)
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Past income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
Adding up your income from all sources, roughly what is the total yearly incane before taxes of your immediate family--including
your income, the wages of everyone else in the family who works and income from any other source?

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d Beta = +.09 p < .01 T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1 income (T2 happiness by T1 income, controlling for T1 happiness).

Beta addtionally controlled for:
- T1-T2 residential moving
- T1 age
- T1 education
- T1-T2 change in intrinsic job rewards
- T1-T2 change in extrinsic job rewards