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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
Comparison with parents
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question:
"Compared to your parents when they were the age you are now, do you think your own standard of living now is: much better, somewhat better, about the same, somewhat worse, or much worse?"
A Better than parents:
    1 "Much better" and "Somewhat better"
    0  Otherwise
B Worse than parents:
    1 "Somewhat worse" and "Much worse"
    0   Otherwise

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.29 p < .01 ALL NATIONS

Better than parents
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = -.25 p < .01 Worse than parents O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.10 ns DEVELOPED NATIONS

Better than parents
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = -.44 p < .01 Worse than parents O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.33 p < .01 TRANSITION NATIONS

Better than parents
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = -.17 p < .01 Worse than parents

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