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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 = 697
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Conspicuous consumption
Our Classification
Distribution
M = 0.08; SD = 0.018
Operationalization
Percentages of a household's consumption spend on:
a.Durable goods that are scarce and visible (jewellery, watches, mobile phones etc.)
b. Social and religious expenses
c. Recreation expenses
d. Last five years dowry expenses

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-5-a b = -.48 p < .01 B controlled for:
-Consumption
-absolute consumption
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-a b = -.46 p < .01 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 = -.35 p < .01 B additionally controlled for:
-Individual level characteristic
-caste
-missed days due to health
-age
-education
-marrital status
-religion
-employed/unemployed
-sexe