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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
Perceived racial discrimination (of Blacks in USA)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct questions:

A. Do you feel a black person who has
   the same education and   
   qualifications can get as good a job
   as a white person?
B. If a black person has the same
   qualifications as a white person, do
   you feel he/she makes as much money?


C. Do you think opportunities for   
   Blacks have improved in the last
   five years?

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = % very happy O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = - almost always or sometimes   20
- never                        20

O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = + % very happy O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = + - almost always or sometimes   18
- never                        25
(Blacks who percieve income discrimination are
happier!)
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = - % very happy O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = - - better                       22
- same                         32
- worse                        19