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Correlational findings

Study Dumludag (2014): study ZZ 2010

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 35 nations in Europe and Asia, 2010
Survey name:
LiTS 2010
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 38864
Non Response:
37,7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Past income compared to nation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question:
"Please imagine a 10-step ladder, on the bottom of which, on the first step, stand the poorest 10% of people in our country, and on the highest step, the tenth, stand the richest 10% in our country. On which step of the 10 was your household 4 years ago?"
a Downward ranking: People who rated themselves 5 or lower on the ladder
b Upward ranking: People who rated themselves higher than 5 on the ladder.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = .14 p < .01 ALL NATIONS

Upward ranking
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = -.20 p < .01 Downward ranking O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.01 ns DEVELOPED NATIONS

Upward ranking
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.08 ns Downward ranking O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.19 p < .01 TRANSITION NATIONS

Upward ranking
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = -.23 p < .01 Downward ranking

Beta's controlled for:
-Relative income:
  -present and future income rank
  -relative household position
  -relative parents position
-Social demographic:
  -age squared
  -gender
  -household size
  -marital status
  -education
  -employment
  -log household consumption
-Country dummies