Findings on happiness in Della Giusta et al. (2010a): study GB 1996

Author(s)Della Giusta, M.; Jewell, S.; King, Z.
TitleTime Packages and Their Effect on Life Satisfaction.
SourcePaper 084, Henley Business School, University of Reading, 2010, UK
Public16+ aged, general public, UK, followed 12 years 1996-2007
Collect periodT1: 1996 T2: 2007
Last assesment2007
Survey nameUK-BHPS 1996
 British Household Panel Survey (BHPS)
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents N =22637
 163.015 person year observations
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport onsingle question: How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a wholel? 1 not satisfied at all 2 3 4 5 6 7 completely satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Age groupA04abCurrent age (in years)
Age of youngest childC04ab01Age of children
Care hours (mid point)H18ab01Care giving
Extra hours workedW04ab22Work hours
Gender and Time Use GroupsL03abCurrent leisure time
Gender and Time Use GroupsL09abCurrent life-style, also classified as above ↑
Gender and Time Use GroupsT01adCurrent time-usage, also classified as above ↑
Gender and Time Use GroupsE02adSize of current job, also classified as above ↑
Gender and Time Use GroupsS07ab03Voluntary work, also classified as above ↑
Health StatusH14ab02Self-perceived health
Housework hoursH21ab01aTime spend on household-work
Live with spouseM03abCurrent characteristics of marriage-relationship
Live with spouseH20abCurrent household-composition, also classified as above ↑
Live with spouseH20ab01Living alone or not, also classified as above ↑
Log(Household Income per Capita)I01ab03Household income
Normal hours workedW04ab22Work hours
Number of children under 16C03ab01Number of children
QualificationsE01ab02Level of school-education
Social Economic ClassS09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status
Spouse employedM04ab03bEmployment of spouse