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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
race
Our Classification
Distribution
a: 73%, b: 18%, c: 7%, d: 0,1%, e: 0,01%
Operationalization
Answer to the question: ''Which groups on this card best describes you?'':
a) White (reference group)
b) Black
c) Hispanic
d) Asian
e) Other race/ethnicity

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.04 ns Black (vs white) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = +.28 p < .05 Hispanic (vs white) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.05 ns Asian (vs. white) O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.12 ns Other race/ethnicity (vs. white)

Beta controlled for:
- Income relative to neighborhood
- Household income
- Value of home
- Renter
- Usual working hours
- Employment status
- Gender
- Age
- Years of education
- Household size
- Religion