Table 1.

Earnings equations: Linear regression models of log income at age 29 (2008) on lagged subjective well-being and covariates

Model 1Model 2Model 3Model 4
Independent variableCoeff.P valueCoeff.P valueCoeff.P valueCoeff.P value
Positive affect (1994)0.0330.0020.0140.314
Positive affect (1996)0.0440.0000.0300.037
Life satisfaction (2001)0.0510.0000.0470.000
Positive affect (2008)0.0920.0000.0890.0000.0860.0000.0740.000
Male0.1490.0000.1460.0000.1470.0000.1450.000
Age0.0890.0000.0840.0000.0880.0000.0850.000
College0.2100.0000.2160.0000.2120.0000.2010.000
IQ0.0380.0010.0370.0040.0430.0000.0300.022
Medication0.0130.1740.0130.2530.0130.1970.0140.211
Height0.0360.0080.0390.0110.0350.0110.0370.016
Self-esteem (1994)0.0570.0000.0410.003
Self-esteem (1996)0.0440.0010.0150.306
Self-esteem (2001)0.0540.0000.0300.017
Black−0.0680.000−0.0640.000−0.0630.000−0.0650.000
Hispanic0.0560.0000.0650.0000.0510.0000.0640.000
Asian0.0620.0000.0630.0000.0610.0100.0640.000
Intercept10.150.00010.140.00010.150.00010.140.000
N11,0808,62011,0868,585
R20.120.120.130.13
  • Variable coefficients (Coeff.) are standardized, and P values are presented. Variable definitions are in Table S2.