Findings on happiness in Mookherjee (1997): study US 1986

Author(s)Mookherjee, H.N.
TitleAssessment of Happiness among the Elderly Population in the United States.
SourceChrakravarty, I.;Ed.: "Life in Twilight Years", Kwality Book, 1997, Calcutta, India, 327 - 343
Public60+ aged, general public, USA 1982-91
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 pooled samples
Respondents N =3049
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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
Page in publication329
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.661.72

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Financial Statusshow  Relative to neighborhood
Male sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Maritial Statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
number of years of schoolingshow  Level of school-education
Place of residenceshow  Size of urban setting
Religious Attendanceshow  Participation in church
Religious Membershipshow  Church-member or not
Satisfaction with familyshow  Satisfaction with family
Satisfaction with finance)show  Satisfaction with income\finances
Satisfaction with friendsshow  Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with neighboursshow  Attitude to neighborhood
Satisfaction with non-working activitiesshow  Satisfaction with leisure activities
White raceshow  Ethnic status in the USA