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Correlational findings

Study Manning-Gibbs (1972): study US 1946

Public:
Adults, general public, USA, 1946-1966
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 25617
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Income
Our Classification
Remarks
1946: rated by Gallup interviewer according to the following scale: on relief/ on Old Age Assistance / poor / average / average plus / wealthy. 1966: rated according to reported income category: less than $ 5000 / $ 5000 - $ 7000 / more than $ 7000
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: Less than average
2: average
3: greater than average

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-10-c G = + G' based on proportion very happy.
Response formats of happiness question very slightly over the years.

1946: blacks: G' = +.15 (ns)
      whites: G' = +.24 (01)
1966: blacks: G' = -.32 (05)
      whites: G' = +.26 (01)