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Correlational findings

Study Sarracino (2008): study ZZ World samples 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 39 nations, 1990-2001
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 267870
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Relative Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self rated income rank:
: first income quintile
2: second income quintile
3: third income quintile
4: fourth income quintile
5: fifth income quintile
rated: 1:yes, 0:no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.05 ns FIRST INCOME QUINTILE
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.54 ns High income nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.14 p < .05 SECOND INCOME QUINTILE
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.22 ns High income nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.13 ns FOURTH INCOME QUINTILE
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.07 ns High income nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.01 ns FIFTH INCOME QUINTILE
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.03 ns High income nations

OLRC's controlled for:
- socio-demographic aspects:
  - age
  - gender
  - education
  - employment
  - marital status
- wealth
  - income
  - subjective health
- relational goods
  - time spend in social contacts
  - memberships of voluntary organizations
- social capital
  - perceived freedom and control
  - trust in people
  - honesty
- positional goods
  - social class
In regression with proxies on positionsl goods  the relative effect of income quintiles on happiness stronger in LICs comparing with the effect in HICs.