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Bertrand (2013): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Bertrand, M.
Title:
Career, Family and the Well-Being of College-Educated Women.
Source:
American Economic Review, 2013, Vol. 103, 244 - 250

Investigation

Public:
25-54 aged college-educated women,USA, 1972-2010
Survey name:
US-GSS1972-2010
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3599
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Very happy: 38%
Page in publication:
244
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.31
SD:
0.59

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Career Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Married/Family Married state (compared to non-married states) Keeping house Full-time home maker