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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:
US-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:
Self report 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
Expenditures on: Car
Number of cars Car
Expenditures on: Car
Price of cars Car
Expenditures on: 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 Sexe: 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