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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
Black Race
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 black
0 white, other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = -.97 p < .05 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = -.61 p < .05 % very happy
0      22
1      36
The relationship is substantially reduced after control for marital status and recent change income (about one third of the difference in happiness is explained by these variables). The relation also survives a control for marital status, race, household size and social participation.