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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
Race
Our Classification
Operationalization
A: 1  White
     0  Black
B: 1 White
     0 Others (nonwhites and nonblacks)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e = WHITE (vs. BLACK)
OR= 1.52 (P<.05)
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy).CI95 [1.42-2.05].
So whites a 52% lower chance to be Unhappy compared to blacks.
LRCD=  +.42 (p<.05)
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e = WHITE (vs. OTHERS)
OR= 1.71 (p<.05)
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy).
So whites had a 71 % lower chance to be Unhappy than nonwhites.
LRCD= +.53 (p<.05)

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