Findings on happiness in Bertrand (2013): study US 1972

Author(s)Bertrand, M.
TitleCareer, Family and the Well-Being of College-Educated Women.
SourceAmerican Economic Review, 2013, Vol. 103, 244 - 250
DOIDOI: 10.1257/aer.103.3.244
Public25-54 aged college-educated women,USA, 1972-2010
Collect period1972-2010
Survey nameUS-GSS1972-2010
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Author restricted the sample to married college-educated women, aged 25-54
Respondents N =3599
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksAuthor did the same analysis with data of the American Time Use Survey (ATUS WB), see excerpt 2.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication244
RemarksVery happy: 38%
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.59

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
CareerE02abCurrent employment status
CareerE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Keeping houseE02ab01Full-time home maker
Married/FamilyM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)