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Correlational findings

Study Luttmer (2005): study US 1987

Public:
19+ aged couples, United States, followed 6 years, 1987-1994
Survey name:
US-NSFH combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8944
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Ln puma earnings
Our Classification
Remarks
Region/neighbourhood about 100000 individuals
Distribution
M:9.824 USD; SD:0.27 USD
Operationalization
Log everage income in region/neighbourhood as predicted on the basis of period industry and occupation of residence

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.21 p < .05 Couples

Similar results obtaioned in several fixed effects analyssis and in several robustness checks.

Beta controlled for:
- Household income
- Value of home
- Renter
- Usual working hours
- Employment status
- Gender
- Age
- Race
- Years of education
- Household size
- Religion
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.21 p < .05 Males only O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.28 p < .05 Females only O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.09 ns Age <30 O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.23 p < .05 Age 30-40 O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.25 p < .05 Age 40-60 O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.23 ns Age >60 O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.54 ns Education level: No education O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.20 ns Education level: High school dropout O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.25 p < .05 Education level: High school degree O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.10 ns Education level: some college O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.20 p < .05 Education level: college degree or more O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.20 p < .05 Marital status: married/cohabiting O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.39 p < .05 Marital status: divorced/seperated O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.16 ns Marital status: widowed O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.12 ns Marital status: never married O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.02 ns Marital status: changed during last year O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.19 p < .10 Home ownership: rents O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.24 p < .05 Home ownership: owns O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.21 p < .05 Presence of children <18: None O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.21 p < .05 Presence of children <18: >1 child O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.21 p < .05 Lives in current home: <7 years O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.16 p < .05 Lives in current home: 7 year of more O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.41 p < .05 Lives in current home: duration unknown O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.12 p < .10 Socialize with neighbor: Less than once a month/missing O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.31 p < .05 Socialize with neighbor: Once a month or more O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.14 p < .10 Socialize with relatives: Less than once a month or missing O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.24 p < .05 Socialize with relatives: Once a month or more frequently O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.23 p < .05 Socialize with friends who live outside the neighborhood: Less than once a month or missing O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.19 p < .05 Socialize with friends who live outside the neighborhood: Once a month or more frequently O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.19 p < .05 Socialize with people one works with: less than once a month or missing O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.25 p < .05 Socialize with people one works with: once a month or more