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Studies

Firebaugh & Schroeder (2009): study US 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Firebaugh, G.; Schroeder, M.B.
Title:
Does Your Neighbor's Income Affect Your Happiness?
Source:
American Journal of Sociology, 2009, Vol. 115, 805 - 831

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 2000
Survey name:
US-ANES 2000
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general how satisfying do you find the way you are spending your life these days. Would you call it.....?
3  completely satisfying
2  pretty satisfying
1  not very satisfying
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 13%,   2: 66.5%,   3: 20.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.08 6.93
SD:
0.57 1.72