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Correlational findings

Study Brown & Gray (2014): study AU 2002

Public:
16-93 aged general public, Australia, 2002, 2006, 2010
Survey name:
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 27530
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Self-reported health status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question lead not reported
5 Excellent health
4 Very good health
3 Good health
2 Fair health
1 Poor health (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +2.9 p < .000 Excellent health    (vs. poor health) O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +2.3 p < .000 Very good health    (vs. poor health) O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +1.7 p < .000 Good health         (vs. poor health) O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.9 Fair health         (vs. poor health)

b-fix controled for:
- income
- age
- educational attainment
- ln(household size)
- marital status
- employment status

Results don't change substantially, if additionally controled for different wealth measures such as total wealth, assets and (secured and unsecured) debt