Findings on happiness in VanPraag et al. (2010): study IL 2006

Author(s)VanPraag, B.M.; Ferrer-i-Carbonell, A.; Romanov, D.
TitleHappiness and Financial Satisfaction in Israel: Effects of Religiosity, Ethnicity, and War.
SourceDiscussion Paper No 5184, IZA, 2010, Bonn, Germany
Public20+ aged general population, Israel, 2006
Survey nameIL-ISS 2006
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =6218
 1104 Arabs and 5114 Jews living in Israel
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole, how satisfied are you with the life you are leading? 1 not satisfied at all 3 not so satisfied 3 satisfied 4 very satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication1008-1009
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
(ln) War daysW01ab01Involved in warfare
(ln) War daysI06aa01Moment of the interview, also classified as above ↑
DivorcedM02ab01bVs divorced
EmployedE02abCurrent employment status
EmployedE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Hebrew fluencyL01abCurrent language
Jews vs. ArabiansE04ab03Ethnic status in specific nations
ln (age) and (ln) age squared)A04abCurrent age (in years)
ln (family size)H20ab03Number of persons in household
ln (income)I01ab03Household income
MarriedM02aa01Married vs never married
OriginM07aa05Country of origin
OriginM07aa01Ever migrated or not, also classified as above ↑
OriginM07aa03Migration generation, also classified as above ↑
Religion of ArabsR12acCurrent religious denomination
ReligiosityR12af02Self-definition as religious
SchoolingE01ab02Level of school-education
Widow(er)M02ab01aVs widowed
Years in IsraelM07aa02Time since migration