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Correlational findings

Study Andrews (1991): study US 1980

Public:
Adults, general public, USA, 1972-1988
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2985
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
1972: face to face interview 1988: telephone interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Socioeconomic status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents were assigned to one of five status categories based on their education and income: low, low/medium, medium, medium/high, high.

Respondents with inconsistent combinations of income and education were excluded from the analysis

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a DMt = + socioeconomic    happiness (Ms')    change (DMt')
status:           1972   1988         1972-1988
low                7.2    7.3              +0.1 low/medium         7.3    7.8              +0.5
medium             7.5    8.0              +0.5 medium/high        7.7    8.3              +0.6
high               7.8    8.3              +0.5
Happiness scores rated on 1-7 point scale. Means transformed to 0-10 scale (Ms')