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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
Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf Coast
Our Classification
Distribution
Range: 0-1
M: a=0.022, b=0.099, c=0.030
SD: a=0.148, b=0.299, c=0.171
Operationalization
Location of county  at ( vs not)
a: .Pacific Coast  
b: .Atlantic Coast
c: Mexican.Gulf Coast

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = ns b no controls
- Pacific:  b = -0.0176 (ns)
- Atlantic: b = +0.0071 (ns)
- Gulf      b = +0.0179 (10)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = - b controled for individual characteristics
- Pacific:  b = -.2340 (05)
- Atlantic: b = -.0020 (ns)
- Gulf      b = -.0021 (ns)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = p < ..01 b additionally controled for
- urbanization of county
- unemployment rate in county

- Pacific:  b = -.2370 (01)
- Atlantic: b = -.0025 (ns)
- Gulf      b = +.0074 (10)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = -.02 p < ..05 b controled for income:
- Pacific:  b = -.0158 (05)
- Atlantic: b = -.0025 (ns)
- Gulf      b = -.0179 (10)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = -.01 ns b only for years 2005-2006 (after 2000 recession0
- Pacific:  b = -0.0165 (ns)
- Atlantic: b = +0.0036 (ns)
- Gulf      b = +0.0004 (ns)