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Correlational findings

Study Davis (1984): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1982
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13581
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Current comparative income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Compared with American families in general, would you say your family income is;
0 below average
1 average
2 above average

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = %    very happy        
0       25            
1       37            
2       42            
The relationship disappears largely after control for occupational status and income increase / decrease in the last years.