Findings on happiness in Layard et al. (2013): study GB 2004

Publication
Author(s)Layard, R.; Clark, A.E.; Powdthavee, N
TitleWhat Predicts a Successful Life? A Life-Course Model of Well-Being.
SourceCEP Discussion Paper, 2013, No. 1245, London, UK
URLhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2345599
Investigation
Public34 aged, United Kingdom, followed from childhood, 2004
 The longitudinal target sample consists of ALL those born (including stillbirths) in Great Britain in the second week of march 1970, until they die or permanently emigrate from Britain. The longitudinal achieved sample is all those members of the longitudinal target sample who participate in a particular sweep (meaning at least one survey instrument partially completed).
Collect period1996-2004
 Assessment off well-being at age 34. Assessment of emotional health and self-perceived health at age 26.
Survey nameUK-British Cohort Study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 The sample consists of all the members of the cohort who participate in a particular sweep (meaning at least one survey instrument partially completed). Data set using imputation for missing variables.
Respondents N =8868
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a scale from 0 to 10. om it, "0" means that you are completely dissatisfied and "10 " means that you are completely satisfied. Please ring ONE number to show just how dissatisfied or satisfied you are about the way your life has turned out so far 1 completely dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLC-h-sq-n-11-bb
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication4
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Age when father left full time educationF01ag01Parents education
Age when mother left full time educationF01ag01Parents education
Both natural parents live in household at 10F01ae03Presence of parents
Educational achievementE01abCurrent education
Emotional healthH13aa01Earlier mental health
EmployedE02abCurrent employment status
Employment rate of fatherF01ai02Unemployment of parents
Family economicF01agSocio-economic background (earlier for adults, current for young)
Family psychosocialF01aa01Earlier family situation
Family weekly income at 10F01agSocio-economic background (earlier for adults, current for young)
FemaleG01aaSex (male vs female)
Good conduct at adulthoodA05aa01Earlier aggression
Good conduct at adulthoodC13aa01Earlier criminal behaviour, also classified as above ↑
Good conduct at adulthoodH13aa01Earlier mental health, also classified as above ↑
Good conduct at adulthoodP02abEarlier personality traits, also classified as above ↑
Good conduct in childhoodA05aa01Earlier aggression
Good conduct in childhoodC13aa01Earlier criminal behaviour, also classified as above ↑
Good conduct in childhoodH13aa01Earlier mental health, also classified as above ↑
Good conduct in childhoodP02abEarlier personality traits, also classified as above ↑
Has partnerM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Income (ln)I01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Intellectual performanceI03aa01Earlier intelligence
Mother's average mental health at 5 and 10F01af01hcMental health of parents
Number of siblingsF01ab01Number of siblings
Post-marital conceptionB02aaConditions of conception
Self-perceived healthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Social class of fatherF01agSocio-economic background (earlier for adults, current for young)
Summed effects of childhood and adulthoodS15aaSummed effects of life-career conditions