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Correlational findings

Study Gruber & Mullainathan (2006): study US 1973

Public:
16+ aged, United States of America, 1973 - 1998
Survey name:
US-GSS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 36421
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Marital status
Our Classification
Remarks
Dummies (1 = yes)
Distribution
a: 57%, b: 15%, c: 19%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
a: married (vs not)
b; divorced/separated (vs not)
c: widowed (vs not)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/+                     Happiness (dummies)
                    very   pretty  not too

Married             +.18   -.08    -.10
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/- Divorced/separated  +.02   -.02    +.00 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/+ Widowed             +.04   -.01    -.04

b controlled for:
- Individual characteristics
  - Education
  - Parents education
  - Income quartile
  - Race
  - Number of children
  - Employment status
  - Church attendance
- Contextual characteristics
  - cigarette tax rate in one's state
  - state dummies
  - year dummies