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Studies

Levinson (2011): study US 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Levinson, A.
Title:
Valuing Air Quality Using Happiness Data: The Case of Air Quality
Source:
Journal of Public Economics, 96, 869-880

Investigation

Public
15+ aged, general public, United States, 1984-1996
Survey name
US-GSS
Sample
Probability simple random sample
Respondents
N = 6035
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.17 -
SD:
0.63 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Air pollution Environmental quality Income Current income level (unspecified) Age Current age (in years) Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Kids Ever had children (vs not) Employed status Current employment status
Unfit for work
College graduare Level of school-education Health status Self-perceived health Rain Climate Tempertaure mean Climate