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Correlational findings

Study Flavin & Shufeldt (2017): study US 2010

Public:
18+ aged, general public, in 41 states of the USA, 2010-13
Survey name:
US-Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index 2010-2013
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 10000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Change in minimum wage per hour in one's state
Our Classification
Error Estimates
low income: s.e.= 0.83; middle income: s.e.=0.62
Distribution
Current $5.15 (Georgia) to $11.00 (Massachusetts)
Related specification variables
Operationalization
% growth between 2010 and 2013

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c = CHANGE INDIVIDUAL happiness by CHANGE in state minimum wage C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = +1.7 p < .05 LOW income(<$3000) C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = +.27 ns MIDDLE income($3000-7500) C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = +.02 ns HIGH income(>=$7500)

b's controlled for CHANGE in
- unemployment rate in state
- economic growth in state

Similar results when CHANGE AVERAGE happiness is expressed in % change from 2010 to 2013