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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
Employment status
Our Classification
Remarks
Unemployment rate 9.56
Distribution
a: 50%, b: 10%, c: 2%, d: 34%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
a: Full time worker (vs not)
b: Part time worker (vs not)
c: Unemployed (vs not)
d: Not in labor force (vs not)
e: Ever worked (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

Full time worker      +.03    +.04     -.07
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/+ Part time worker     +.02    +.04     -.06 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = -/- Unemployed           -.03    -.04     +.08 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/+ Not in labor force      +.04    +.02     -.05 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +/- Ever worked      +.01    -.01     +.00

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