- 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
- Increase of income
- Our Classification
- Change in total family income between T1 and T3 (one year).
Total family income assessed by estimates.
T1 (Jan. 1963): estimated income 1962.
T3 (Okt. 1963): expected income 1963.
Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness (Affect Balance) assessed at T1 and T3.
Change in happiness expressed in change () in average ridits (RT). RT above .50 indicates that Ss in the category became more happy than the reference group, RT below .50 that they became relatively less happy. The sample of 10 metropolitan areas served as reference.
1. less income RT = .49
2. same RT = .53
3. more income RT = .50