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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 Relative Household Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self rated household income on list of 10 income cetegories
The log household income relative to the average income in the country

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.12 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL happiness by INDIVIDUAL Relative Household Income

OPRC controlled for (model 4):
- Personal characterisctics
  - age, age quadric, age quadric*sex
  - seex
  - log household income
- Nation characteristics
  - log GDP/capita
  - unemployment rate
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.18 p < .05 OPRC additionally controlled for (model 9):
- Personal characteristics
  - employmnet status
  - marital status
  - bad health
  - low income status
- Nation characteristics
  - log GDP/capita
  - income inequality (GINI)
  - average endorsement of social values
  - average endorsement of modernization values