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Correlational findings

Study Herzog et al. (1982): study US 1971

Public:
25-97 aged, general public, USA, 1971-1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Family income
Our Classification
Operationalization
DATASET 1: 1=< 3.000$ 8=>25.000$
DATASET 2: in 10.000$ corrected for            inflation
DATASET 3: 1=< 2.000$ 18=>35.000$
DATASET 5: 1=< 2.000$ 17=>35.000$
DATASET 6: 0=none     17=>35.000$
DATASET 7: 1=none     26=>80.000$

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.11 p < .05 DATASET 1: ß lower among 45-64 aged (p<.05) than among 25-44/65-97 aged. ß controlled for gender, race, education, employment status and marital status. O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.06 p < .05 DATASET 2: ß identical across age (25-44/45-64/
65-97). ß controlled for gender, race, education employment status, marital status and health.
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.03 ns DATASET 1: ß higher among 25-44 aged (05) than among 45-64/65-97 aged. ß controlled for gender, race, education, employment status and marital status. O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a Beta = +.03 ns DATASET 5:ß identical across age.ß controlled for gender, race, education, employment status and marital status. O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.08 p < .05 DATASET 6: ß identical across age (25-44/45-64/
65-97). ß controlled for gender, race, education, employment status,marital status and health.
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.08 p < .05 DATASET 5: ß identical across age (25-44/45-64/
65-97). ß controlled for gender, race, education, employment status, marital status and health.
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.21 p < .05 DATASET 3: ß lower among 45-64 aged (05) than among 25-44/65-97 aged. ß controlled for gender,race, education, employment status and marital status. O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a Beta = -.01 ns DATASET 6: respondents with higher income happier among 25-44 aged (p<.05). No difference among 45-64/65-97 aged. ß controlled for gender, race, education, employment status, marital status and health. O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.06 p < .05 DATASET 7: ß identical across age (25-44/45-64/
65-97). ß controlled for gender, race, education, employment status,marital status and health.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a Beta = +.07 p < .05 DATASET 7:ß identical across age.ß controlled for gender, race, education, employment status, marital status and health.