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Correlational findings

Study Gruber & Mullainathan (2006): study CA 1985

Public:
+15 aged, general public, Canada, 1985-1998
Survey name:
CN-GSS pooled waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100663
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Unemployment rate
Our Classification
Operationalization
Unemployment rate

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j b = -/-                        Happiness (dummies)
                    very   somewhat  unhappy

Unemployment rate   -.00    +.01      +.00

b controlled for
- Personal characteristics
   - Marital status
   - Education
   - Household income quartile
   - Personal income quartile
   - Household size
   - Church attendance
   - Foreign born
   - Housing type
   - Dwelling ownership
   - Spoken language
   - Age*sex
- Contextual characteristics
  - cigarette tax rate
  - year dummies

Unaffected by propensity to smoke