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Correlational findings

Study Angeles (2008): study GB 1991

Public:
18+ aged general public, UK, 1991-2005
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 1996-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Income relative to the past income (in logs)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Measure of happiness dependent on the relative change in income level (based upon the log of T4 income divided by the average income of T1-T3)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.04 p < .05 b (0.035) controlled for:
- sexe
- age/age squared
- self-reported health
- marital status
- eduation
- unemployed
- number of children
- religiouness
- region
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.03 p < .10 b (0.027) when additionally controlled for absolute income.