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Correlational findings

Study Muffels et al. (2012): study ZZ Europe 2008

Public:
18+ aged general public, 47 countries, 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 67216
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Log Household Income
Our Classification
Remarks
Household income is not provided in the EVS in absolute amounts but in ten income brackets.To each person the income has been assigned that corresponds to the mid-point of each income class.
Distribution
16609
Operationalization
Self rated household income on list of 10 income cetegories
Log transformation of choosen  income decile

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a SNR = + AVERAGE happiness by AVERAGE Household income in 47 nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.23 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL happiness by INDIVIDUAL household income

OPRC controlled for (model 2):
- personal characteristics
  -age, age squared
  -sex
  -age quadric*sex
- nation characteristics
  - unemployment rate
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.10 p < .05 OPRC additionally controlled for(model 9):
- personal characteristics
  - age cubed
  - employmnet status
  - income
    - log relative household income
    - low income status
  - marital status
  - health
  - values
    - social values
    - modernization values
- nation characteristics
  - log GDP/capita
  - income inequality (GINI)
  - average support for social values
  - average support for modernization values