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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
Financial StatusI01ae02Relative to neighborhood
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Maritial StatusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
number of years of schoolingE01ab02Level of school-education
Place of residenceL13ab02dSize of urban setting
Religious AttendanceR12ad02Participation in church
Religious MembershipR12ad01Church-member or not
Satisfaction with familyF02ag02Satisfaction with family
Satisfaction with finance)I01af05Satisfaction with income\finances
Satisfaction with friendsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with neighboursL16ac02Attitude to neighborhood
Satisfaction with non-working activitiesL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities
White raceE04ab03tEthnic status in the USA