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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
Number of children
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: One child  (vs not)
2: Two children (vs not)
3: Three children (vs not)
4: Four children (vs not)
5: Five or more children (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

One child            -.03    +.02     +.02
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = -/- Two children          -.02    +.00     +.02 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = -/- Three children        -.04    +.01     +.03 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = -/- Four children         -.02    +.00     +.02 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = -/- Five or more children -.02    +.00     +.02

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