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Studies

Huang & Humphreys (2010): study US 2005 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Huang, H.; Humphreys, B.R.
Title:
Sports Participation and Happiness: Evidence from U.S. Micro Data.
Source:
Working Paper 2010-9, University of Alberta, Department of Economics, 2010, Canada

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States of America, 2005 - 2009
Survey name:
US-BRFSS 2005-09
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1589266
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  satisfied
4  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
4
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 4.4%,   3: 49.5%,   4: 45.1%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.39 8.55
SD:
0.62 1.46

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sports facilities Access to sports facilities
Sports facilities in vinicity
Annual household income Household income Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Marital status Married vs never married
Vs formerly married (widowed+divorced+separated)
Employment status Full-time home maker
Unfit for work
Unemployed involuntary
Working of students
Current status: retired or not
Involved in schooling or not
Self employed
Falling unemployed
Race Ethnic status in the USA Median household income in county Income level in vinicity
Average income in region
Population per square mile land in county Population density in vinicity
Population density in region
Percent population in urban areas in county Rural dwelling (vs urban)
Urbanization of region
Percent owner-occupied housing in county House ownership in vinicity
House ownership in region
Percent minority in county Ethnic status in the USA
Ethnic composition of region