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Studies

Okulicz-Kozaryn et al. (2015): study US 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Okulicz-Kozaryn, A.; Nash, T.; Tursi, N. O.
Title:
Luxury Car Owners are not Happier than Frugal Car Owners
Source:
International Review of Economics, 2015, Vol. 62, 121 - 141

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, the US, 2011
Survey name:
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 8907
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
98.6% interviews were conducted through telephone

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Now please think about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with it? Are you..
5  completely satisfied
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
-   don't know
-   no answer
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
130

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Car Ownership Car
Car
Number of cars Car
Car
Price of cars Car
Car
Total family income Household income Dwelling ownership Ownership of current dwelling Number of children in household Number of children Health status Current general health status Gender Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Age Current age (in years) Year in which acquired first car Career of assets