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Studies

Flavin (2018): study US 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Flavin, P.
Title:
State Government Public Goods Spending and Citizens’ Quality of Life.
Source:
Social Science Research, 2018, online

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, , 1976 - 2006
Survey name:
US-GSS 1972-2006
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 26007
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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.19
SD:
0.63

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding State spending on public goods, without education and welfare Government expenditures Total state spending Government expenditures State spending on public goods, plus education and welfare Government expenditures State spending on education and welfare Government expenditures