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Studies

Hagerty (2000): study US 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Hagerty, M.R.
Title:
Social Comparison of Incomes in One's Community: Evidence from National Surveys of Income and Happiness.
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2000, Vol. 78, 764 - 771

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, USA, 1989-1996
Survey name:
CN-GSS 2003
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 8362
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab
Page in publication:
767
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.22
SD:
0.61

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Household income Reference income Relative to nation Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Years of education Years schooling Sexe Sex (male vs female) R-squared Socio-demographic factors only