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Studies

Alvarez-Diaz et al. (2009): study US 1985

Publication

Author(s):
Alvarez-Diaz, A.; Gonzales, L.R.; Radcliff, B.F.
Title:
The Politics of Happiness: On the Political Determinants of Quality of Life in the American States.
Source:
The Journal of Politics, 2010, Vol. 72, 894 - 905

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, USA, 1985-1998
Survey name:
US-DDB-1983-1998
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 40000
Non Response:
Not reported
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

I am very satisfied with the way things are going in my life these days:
1  definitely disagree
2
3
4
5
6   definitely agree
Classification:
O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a
Page in publication:
597

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Transfer payments Social security in nation Economic regulation Economic freedom in nation Government Ideology Political democracy in nation Democratic party control Current political conditions in one's region State population Population size in region State income GDP in region Racial diversity Ethnic composition of region Social capital Social capital in region Age Current age (in years) Income Current income level (unspecified) Financial satisfaction Satisfaction with financial situation Education Level of school-education Employment status Current employment arrangement Sex Sex (male vs female) Children Children in the household Married Married vs never married Church attendance Participation in church Health Feeling healthy Interpersonal Trust Trusting
Trust in people
Ethnicity Ethnic status in the USA Widowed Vs widowed Divorced Vs divorced