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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
Parents education
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
A Father
    1: Father High School Dropout (vs not)
    2: Father High School Graduate (vs not)
    3: Father Some College (vs not)
    4: Father College Graduate (vs not)
B Mother
   1: Mother High School Dropout (vs not)
   2: Mother High School Graduate (vs not)
   3: Mother Some College (vs not)
   4: Mother 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

Father High school dropout +.00    +.00    -.00
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = -/+ Mother High school dropout -.00    +.01    +.00 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/+ Father High School graduate+.01    +.02    -.02 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/+ Mother High School graduate+.00    +.01    -.01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/+ Father Some College         +.01   +.00    -.01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/+ Mother Some College         +.00   +.01    -.01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/+ Father College Graduate     +.02   -.00    -.02 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/+ Mother College Graduate     +.02   -.00    -.01

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