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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
Household income
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: less than $20.000
2: $20.000-30.000
3: $30.000-50.000
4: $50.000-75.000
5: $75.000-100.000
6: more than $100.000 (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e = INCOME less than $20.000 (vs. more than $100.000)
OR= 3.86 (p<.05)
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy) CI95[2.79-5.33], so respondents with an income of >$100.000 had an almost 4 times lower chance to be Unhappy compared to respondents with an income of <$20.000.
LRCD= +1.4 (p<.05)
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e = INCOME $20.000-30.000 (vs. more than $100.000)
OR= 2.60 (p<.05)
OR of Unhappy vs. Happy CI95[1.88-3.59], so respondents with an income of >$100.000 had a 2-3 times lower chance to be Unhappy compared to respondents with an income of $20.000-30.000.
LRCD= +.95 (p<.05).
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e = INCOME $30.000-50.000 (vs. more than $100.000)
OR= 1.71 (p<.05)
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy)CI95[1.25-2.35], so respondents with an income of >$100.000 had a 70% lower chance to be Unhappy compared to respondents with an income of $30.000-50.000.
LRCD= +.54 (p<.05).
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e = INCOME $50.000-70.000 (vs. more than $100.000)
OR= 1.43 (p<.05)
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy) CI95[1.03-1.99], so respondents with an income of >$100.000 had 43% lower chance to be Unhappy compared to respondents with an income of $50.000-70.000.
LRCD= +.36 (p<.05).
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e = INCOME $70.000-100.000 (vs. more than $100.000)
OR= 1.13 (ns).
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy)CI95[0.76-1.66], so respondents with an income of >$100.000 had 13% lower chance to be Unhappy compared to respondents with an income of $70.000-100.000.
LRCD= +.12(ns).

All income categories controlled for:
- State dummy
- Gender
- Race
- Marital status
- Education
- Household income
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