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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
Education
Our Classification
Distribution
1: 26%, 2: 32%, 3: 28%, 4: 19%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: High School Dropout (vs not)
2: High School Graduate (vs not)
3: Some College (vs not)
4: College Graduate (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

High school dropout +.05    +.01    +.03
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/- High School Graduate +.05    +.03    +.00 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/- Some College         +.06    +.04     +.00 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/- College Graduate     +.07    +.02       +.00



bs controlled for:
- Individual characteristics
  - Marital status
  - 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