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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 household income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Household pretax income from both main respondent and his/her spouse

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.12 p < .05 yearly CHANGE in happiness by yearly CHANGE in income
Beta controlled for:
- Income relative to neighborhood
- 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 = +.14 Males only O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.11 Females only O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.09 p < .05 Age <30 O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.11 p < .05 Age 30-40 O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.17 p < .05 Age 40-60 O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.10 p < .05 Age <60 O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.02 ns Education level: no education O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.13 p < .05 Education level: high school dropout O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.18 p < .05 Education level: high school degree O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.09 p < .10 Education level: college degree or more O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.12 p < .05 Marital status: married/cohabiting O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.13 p < .05 Marital status: divorced/seperated O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.07 ns Marital status: widowed O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.12 p < .05 Marital status: never married O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.13 ns Marital status: marital status changed last year O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.19 p < .05 Home ownership: rents O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.19 p < .05 Home ownership: owns O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.13 p < .05 Presence of children <18: None O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.11 p < .05 Presence of children <18: >1 child O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.10 p < .05 Lives in current home: <7 years O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.14 p < .05 Lives in current home: >7 years O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.12 p < .05 Lives in current home: duration is missing O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.13 p < .05 Socialize with neighbor: Less than once a month or missing O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.11 p < .05 Socialize with neighbor: Once a month or more O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.14 p < .05 Socialize with relatives: Less than once a month or missing O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.11 p < .05 Socialize with relatives: Once a month or more O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.15 p < .05 Socialize with friends who live outside neighborhood: less than once a month O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.09 p < .05 Socialize with friends who live outside neighborhood: once a month or more frequently O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.14 p < .05 Sociazlize with people one works with: less than once a month or missing O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.07 p < .05 Socialize with people one works with: once a month or more frequently