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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
Race
Our Classification
Distribution
a: 84%
b: 14
Related specification variables
Operationalization
a: White  (vs not)
b: Black (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

White              -.01    +.03     -.02
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = -/- Black              -.09    +.04     +.04

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