### Correlational finding on Happiness and Current socio-economic status Subject code: S09ab

 Study Cantril (1965): study IL 1961 Title The Pattern of Human Concern. Source Rutgers University Press, 1965, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA Public 20+ aged general public, Israel, 1961-62 Sample Non-Response - Respondents N = 1170

 Correlate Author's label Socio-economic level Page in Source 378-380 Our classification Current socio-economic status , code S09ab Operationalization ```Low / middle / high Cantril's book did not offer enough in- formation to decide whether 'income' or 'S.E.S.' was measured. ```

 Observed Relation with Happiness HappinessMeasure Statistics Elaboration/Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a G=+.55 p < . 01

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
 Code Full Text C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Selfreport on single question:Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life[ 9 ] [ 8 ][ 7 ][ 6 ][ 5 ][ 4 ][ 3 ][ 2 ][ 1 ][ 0 ] worst possible life Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)

Appendix 2: Statistics used
 Symbol Explanation G GOODMAN & Kruskal's GAMMAType: test statisticMeasurement level: Correlate: ordinal, Happinessl: ordinalRange: [-1; +1]Meaning:G = 0 « no rank correlation G = +1 « strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond to high happiness ratings.G = -1 « strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness ratings.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl