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Correlational findings

Study Linssen et al. (2011): study IN Orrisa 2008

Public
Poor household, rural areas, India, 2008
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Absolute consumption
Our Classification
Distribution
M = 7.31; SD = 1.08
Operationalization
Natural logarithm of all items bought during last week, all homegrown consumption during last 12 months, durable goods bought last year and replacement value of durables, per capita.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-5-a b = +11 p < .05 B = +10.729

B controlled for:
-Consumption
-conspicuous consumption
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-a b = --16 ns B additionally controlled for:
-Village level characteristics
-average village level consumption
-Relative consumption
(difference absolute consumption of respondent with average in village)
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-a b = -12 ns B additionally controlled for:
-Individual level characteristic
-caste
-missed days due to health
-age
-education
-marrital status
-religion
-employed/unemployed
-sexe