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Correlational findings

Study Alvarez-Diaz et al. (2009): study US 1985

Public:
16+ aged, general public, USA, 1985-1998
Survey name:
US-DDB-1983-1998
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 40000
Non Response:
Not reported
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Transfer payments
Our Classification
Operationalization
Total per capita transfer payments from governments (real thousands dollars) divided by state per capita income

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a b = +.14 p < .056 AVERAGE happiness in state by transfer payment in 48 US states

B controlled for state characteristics
- Size
- Income
- Racial diversity
- Social capital
- Culture
O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a b = +.15 p < .040 INDIVIDUAL happiness by transfer payment in 48 US states

B controlled for:
- Individual characteristics
  - Income
  - Financial Satisfaction
  - Education
  - Employment status
  - Gender
  - Children
  - Age
  - Age squared
  - Marital status
  - Church attendance
  - Ethnicity
  - Interpersonal Trust
  - Health of respondent
- State characteristics
  - Size
  - Income
  - Racial diversity
  - Social capital
  - Culture