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Correlational findings

Study Sacks et al. (2010): study ZZ World samples 2005 /1

Public:
18+ aged general public, 126 nations 2005-2009
Survey name:
Gallup World Poll combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 171900
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
CATI in developed natiions and face-to-face in most developing nations

Correlate

Authors's label
Household income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self reported monthly household income (log)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a b-fix = +.23 p < .01 b controlled for
- country fixed effects
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a b-fix = +.45 p < .01 b additionally controlled for:
- Age squared
- Sex
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a b-fix = +.42 Estimated permanent income

All b's reflect average standard deviation change in happiness associated with one unit change in income