Correlational findings

Study Sander (2011): study US 2000 /1

25+ aged general public, United States, 2000-2006
Survey name:
CN-GSS 2003
N = 6563
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Our Classification
Self-report on three questions:
Did you ever get a high school diploma or a GED certificate?
1: Yes
0: No
Did you ever complete one or more years of college for credit-not including schooling such as business college, technical
or vocational school?
1: Yes
0: No
Do you have any college degrees?
1: Yes
0: No
Classified into:
a) Less than high school (reference)
b) High school
c) Some college
d) College grad

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OPRC = +.05 ns HIGH SCHOOL  (vs less than high school) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OPRC = +.13 p < .01 SOME COLLEGE (vs less than high school) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OPRC = +.11 p < .05 COLLEGE GRAD (vs less than high school)

OPRC's controlled for:
- health
- living in a metropol
- age and age squared
- income
- gender
- country of birth
- religion
- race
- working full-time
- marital status
- region in US