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Studies

Amato & Zuo (1992): study US 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Amato, P.R.; Zuo, J.
Title:
Rural Poverty, Urban Poverty, and Psychological Well-Being
Source:
The Sociological Quarterly, 1992, Vol. 33, 229-240

Investigation

Public:
Adult general public, USA, 1987-88
Survey name:
US-NSFH wave 1
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 96437
Non Response:
26%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Next are some questions about how you see yourself and your life. Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days?
1  very unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7  very happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Weighed average computed by WDH team from reported means for poor and non-poor
Page in publication:
233
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.26 7.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Poor `objective` poverty Rural/ urban poor Rural dwelling (vs urban)