Findings on happiness in Knies et al. (2014): study GB 2009

Author(s)Knies, G.; Nandi, A; Platt, L
TitleLife Satisfaction, Ethnicity and Neighbourhoods: Is There an Effect of Neighbourhood Ethnic Composition on Life Satisfaction?
SourceCREAM Working Paper, 2014, No. 7, London. UK
Public16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2009/2010
Last assesment2010
Survey nameUK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS)
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =32025
 including 4175 migrants
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question Here are some questions about how you feel about your life. Please tick the number which you feel best describes how dissatisfied or satisfied you are with the following aspects of your current situation. - Your life as a whole. 1 Completely dissatisfied 2 Mostly dissatisfied 3 Somewhat dissatisfied 4 Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 5 Somewhat satisfied 6 Mostly satisfied 7 completely satisfied Last item in a list of domain satisfactions
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication12
RemarksMean happiness nor reported
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
EthnicityE04ab03uEthnic status in the UK
First-Generation migrantsE04ab03uEthnic status in the UK
First-Generation migrantsM07aa01Ever migrated or not, also classified as above ↑
Herfindahl IndexL11ab02Ethnic diversity in vinicity