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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
Family income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Estimated income in previous year;
0 under 5000$
1 5000-9999$
2 10000-19999$
3 +20000$

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = +.11 p < .05 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = +.06 p < .05 % very happy
0      26
1      32
2      36
3      43
A substantial and significant relation remains after control for educational level and occupational prestige. However the relationship disappears largely after control for perceived comparative income (own parents, compatriols) and perceived increase/decrease in the last years.