Findings on happiness in Clark & D'Angelo (2013): study GB 1991 /2

Publication
Author(s)Clark, A.E.; D'Angelo, E
TitleUpward Social Mobility, Well-being and Political Preferences: Evidence from the BHPS.
SourceRePec Working Paper 338, 2013, Italy
URLhttps://ideas.repec.org/p/anc/wpaper/338.html
Investigation
Public16+ aged general public, UK , 1991-2008
Last assesment2008
Survey nameUK-BHPS combined waves
 Life satisfaction data available from waves 6 to 10 and 12 to 18.
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =90234
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Interviews and self completion form
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
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication9
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.257.09
Standard deviation1.121.86

Scores in1234567
%0.51.55.113.733.335.910.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
Mobility relative to parents social statusS05ab01Inter-generational mobility
Own social statusS09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status
Parent's occupational statusF01agSocio-economic background (earlier for adults, current for young)