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Correlational findings

Study Ugur (2019): study TR 2003

Public:
18+ aged general public, Turkey 2003-2017
Survey name:
TR-TurkishLS pooled surveys
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 300313
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Perceived change in standard of living over past 5 years
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on question about change in one's standard of living over past 5 years
3: improved
2: stayed the same(reference)
1: declined

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-5-a b = +.10 p < .01 Standard of living improved(vs stayed the same) O-HL-u-sq-v-5-a b = -.17 p < .01 Standard of living declined(vs stayed the same) O-HL-u-sq-v-5-a b = -.03 p < .01 Do not know                (vs stayed the same)

b coefficients controled for:
- income
- gender
- age, age squared
- marital status
- employment status
- education
- satisfaction with health
- satisfaction with relations with friends
- year fixed effects

b similar across
- males and females
  Except 'do not know' unrelated to happiness among females
- age groups
- education lavels
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-a b = +.03 b (-.033) additionally controled for:
- self placement on incomerladder