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Thomas & Hughes (1986): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Thomas, M.E.; Hughes, M.D.
Title:
The Continuing Significance of Race: A study of Race, Class, and Quality of Life in America, 1972- 1985.
Source:
American Sociological Review, 1986, Vol. 51, 830 - 841

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-85
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 18000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
General happiness
Page in publication:
835
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.14

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Race Ethnic status in the USA Ageing Change over life time