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Studies

Flavin & Shufeldt (2017): study US 2010

Publication

Author(s):
Flavin, P.; Shufeldt, G.
Title:
The State of the Minimum Wage: Federalism, Economic Policy, and Workers' Well-Being.
Source:
The Forum, 2017, Vol. 15, 167 - 187

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, in 41 states of the USA, 2010-13
Survey name:
US-Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index 2010-2013
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 10000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
178

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in minimum wage per hour in one's state Change minimum wage in region Change in unemployment rate Change unemployment rate in region Economic growth Economic growth/decline in region Combined change: minimum wage + unemployment + economic growth Summed effect of changes in societal conditions
Change of economic conditions in region