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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 unemployment rate
Our Classification
Operationalization
Change in unemployment rate in state 2010-2013

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c = CHANGE in unemployment rate in state by CHANGE in AVERAGE happiness (difference of means 2010-2013) C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = -.03 ns LOW income(<$3000) C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = +.01 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