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Correlational findings

Study Mentzakis & Moro (2009): study GB 1996

Public:
16+ aged general public, the UK, followed 7 years, 1996-2003
Survey name:
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 50658
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Absolute income
Our Classification
Remarks
Originally 5 categories, the lowest and highest of which splitted into two categories because of the large variance in those two groups, leading to 7 absolute income groups.
Distribution
Males: 1: 6,5%; 2: 7,9%; 3: 17,8%; 4: 20,5%; 5: 22,8%; 6: 11,9%; 7: 12,5%
Females: 1: 8,5%; 2: 9,1%; 3: 18,4; 4: 20,0%; 5: 21,6%; 6: 10,7%; 7: 11,5%
Operationalization
Equivalised annual household income
1 lowest
2
3
4 (refecence groeuip)
5
6
7 highest

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e DM = + none Income     males    females  difference
1:         M = 4,0   4,0       0,0
2:         M = 4,0   4,2      -0,2
3:         M = 4,0   4,2      -0,2
4:         M = 4,0   4,3      -0,3
5:         M = 4,0   4,4      -0,4
6:         M = 4,0   4,4      -0,4
7:         M = 4,0   4,5      -0,5
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e OPRC = +/- none Sstronger correlations amnong:
- the least happy: /- pattern
- dissatisfied with income

OPRC's controled for
- self rated health (lagged)
- unemployment (lagged)
- age
- education
- marital status
- children
- household size