- 21-60 aged, urban areas, USA, 1963 - 64
- N = 2787
- Non Response:
- ± 20%, Attrition ± 30%
Repeated interviews at home using highly structured questionnaires
- Authors's label
- Occupational prestige
- Our Classification
- Duncan (1951) scale of prestige of occupations.
- White collar
- high (professional, managerial)
- middle + low (clerk, sales)
- Blue collar
- high + middle (crafts, operator)
- low (household, labor)
Observed Relation with Happiness
Computed for chief wage earners only.
% very happy: males females
- white collar, high 35 18
- white collar, low + medium 28 15
- blue collar, high + medium 38 10
- blue collar, low 29 16
High status Ss experience more positive affect but no less negative affect. Not computed for summed ABS.
Ridit analysis compares distribution in category with distribution in total sample. RT above .50 means relative high level, RT below .50 relative low level.