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Correlational findings

Study Alvarez-Diaz et al. (2010): 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
Financial satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question " Our family income is high enough to satisfy nearly all our important desires"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLP-c-sq-n-6-a b = +.39 p < .005 B controlled for:
- Individual characteristics
  - Income
  - 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
B similar when controlled either for:
- Transfer payments
- Government Ideology
- Democratic Party Control
Instead of:
- economic regulation