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Correlational findings

Study Fontaine Carrion & Katsunori (2013): study IN 2009

Public:
20+ aged general public in 6 large cities , India, followed 3 years 2009, 2010 and 2011
Survey name:
IN-Survey on Preference toward Satisfaction with Life
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4069
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Relative household expenditure
Our Classification
Remarks
Household expenditures estimated from separate survey
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Log household expenditure of people of the same age, education and city

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-11-ax b = -.64 p < .01 All O-HL-c-sq-n-11-ax b = -.15 ns Within caste difference
- low caste  b = -.03 (ns)
- high caste b = -.88 (01)
O-HL-c-sq-n-11-ax b = -.61 p < .01 Between caste difference
- low caste  b = -.76 (01)
- high caste b = -.17 (ns)

Stronger among people who did not change caste

Stronger in fixed effect analysis

B controled for
- age
- gender
- education
- employment
- family status
- number of children