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Correlational findings

Study Subramanian et al. (2003): study US 2000

Public:
18-85 aged, general public, United States, 2000-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 21572
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Education level: less than highschool
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: less than highschool
2: highschool
3: some college
4: college or more (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e = LESS THAN HIGHSCHOOL (vs. college):
OR= 2.68 (p<.05)
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy) CI95 [2.14-3.36], so graduates had a 2 to 3 times lower chance to be Unhappy compared to 'Less than highschool'-respondents.
LRCD= +.99 (p<.05).
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e = HIGHSCHOOL (vs. college):
OR= 1.60 (p<.05).
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy) CI95 [1.33-1.93], so graduates had a 60% lower chance to be Unhappy compared to 'Less than highschool'-respondents.
LRCD= +.47 (p<.05).
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e = SOME COLLEGE (vs. college):
OR= 1.20 (ns)
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy) CI95 [1.00-1.44], so graduates had a 20% lower chance to be Unhappy compared to 'Some college'-respondents
LRCD= +.18 (ns).

OR and LRCD controlled for:
- State dummy
- Gender
- Race
- Marital status
- Education
- Household income
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