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Correlational findings

Study Shields et al. (2009): study AU 2001

Public:
15+ aged general public, Australia, 2001
Survey name:
AU-HILDA 2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13903
Non Response:
34%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Additionally self-completion questionnaires were used.

Correlate

Authors's label
Log annual household income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Multiple questions on personal income accumulated to log annual household income

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.04 p < .10 MALES O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.06 p < .01 FEMALES

OPRC's controlled for:
- age and age squared
- marital status
- number of children
- number of adults in household
- being an Aborginal/Torres Strait Islander
- being an immigrant
- English speaking ability
- health
- education
- employment status
- household income
- house ownership
- religion
- frequency-preference of paying bills
- suspicious of interview questions
- others present during interview
- respondent was living with both parents  
  at age 14
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.03 ns MALES O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.06 p < .01 FEMALES

OPRC's additionally controlled for:
- neighbourhood fixed effects (unobserved characteristics of the neighbourhood)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.05 p < .05 MALES O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.05 p < .05 FEMALES

OPRC's additionally controlled for:
- state/territory of residence
- remoteness of place of residence
- neighbourhood characteristics
  a) unemployment rate
  b) rate of single parents
  c) rate of immigrants from non-English
     speaking countries
  d) rate of home owners
  e) rate of employees working in a
     professional occupation
  f) aged 65 years and over
  g) social interaction and social support
  h) local disamenity
  i) insecurity in the neighbourhood
- duration of living in residential area
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.03 ns MALES O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.01 ns FEMALES

OPRC's additionally controlled for:
- relative income
instead of:
- duration of living in residence