Table 2.

Tests for income satiation of life evaluation and emotional well-being

 Positive affect Blue affect Stress Ladder Top vs. second 0.0035 0.0013 0.0055 0.2264 t value (1.9) (0.6) (1.5) (19.4) Second vs. third 0.0082 −0.0131 0.0016 0.2268 t value (4.4) (5.7) (0.4) (19.7) Observations Top group 72,744 73,104 73,109 73,068 Second group 40,136 40,291 40,301 40,283 Third group 88,887 89,278 89,290 89,245
• The coefficients reported are the differences in mean outcomes between the two indicated income categories. The top category is >$10,000/mo, the second category is$7,500–$9,999/mo, and the third category$5,000–\$7,499/mo. SEs are corrected for spatial clustering within zip codes.