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Correlational findings

Study Winters & Li (2015): study US 2005

Public:
18-85 aged, 2361 counties, USA 2005
Survey name:
US-BRFSS 2010
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 19420490
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Population density in county
Our Classification
Remarks
all regressions iclude month and year domies.
Distribution
M= 1.052, SD= 3.700,
Operationalization
thousand inhabitants per square mile in county

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = -.00 p < .01 b (-.0037) no controls O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = -.00 p < .01 b (-.0022) controled for
- Individual characteristics:
  - sex
  - race/ethnicity
  - five-year age group
  - marital status
  - employment status
  - highest education completed
  - number of adults in the household
  - ratio of minor children to adults in household.
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = -.00 p < .01 b(-.0021) additionally controled for
-County Unemployment Rate
-Natural Amenities
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = -.00 p < .01 b(-.0017) additionally controlled for
-Rural-Urban Dummies
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = -.00 p < .01 b (-0018 controled for income O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g Beta = -.00 p < .05 b (-.0011) in years 2005-2006 only ( after 2000 recession) O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = -.00 p < .-.01 Similar across coastal areas in the US