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Correlational findings

Study Layard et al. (2009): study US 1972

Public:
30-55 aged white males, United States, 1972-2006
Survey name:
US-GSS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 14836
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Financial situation relative to others
Our Classification
Operationalization
Answer to the question:
Compared with other American families in general, would you say your family income is far below average, below average, average, above average or far above average?

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.15 b controlled for:
- Personal characteristics
  - Age, age squared
  - Sex
  - Marital status
  - Employment status
- average income of similar compatriots