Findings on happiness in Palisi & Ransford (1987): study US 1972

Author(s)Palisi, B.J.; Ransford, H.E.
TitleEffects of Urbanism, Race and Class on Happiness and Physical Health.
SourceSociological Spectrum, 1987, Vol. 7, 271 - 295
DOIDOI: 10.1080/02732173.1987.9981822
Public18+ aged, general public, USA 1972-1983
Survey nameNot available
 General Social Surveys 1972 - 1983 (NORC)
SampleNot available
 1972-1974 Modified probability samples 1975-1976 Half modified probability, half probability 1976-1983 Full probability simple random samples
Respondents N =15320
 13.312 whites and 2008 blacks
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Current employmentshow  Current employment status
Unemployment experienceshow  Earlier (un)employment
Urbanismshow  Community size