Findings on happiness in Gökdemir (2015): study TR 2010

Author(s)Gökdemir, O.
TitleConsumption, Savings and Life Satisfaction: the Turkish Case
SourceInternational Review of Economics, 2015, Vol. 62, 183 - 196
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s12232-015-0227-y
Public18+ aged, general public, Turkey, 2010
Survey nameLiTS 2010
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =955
Non Response4.79%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question; Now, let's talk about your life as a whole. All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 completely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Employment statusE02abCurrent employment status
Expenditure on clothing and footwearC10ab03bClothing
Expenditure on durable goodsC10ab03cDurables
Expenditure on educationC10ab03aEducation
Expenditure on food, beverages and tobaccoC10ab03jFood
Expenditure on food, beverages and tobaccoC10ab03mStimulants, also classified as above ↑
Expenditure on transportationC10ab03oTransport
Expenditure on utilitiesC10ab03pUtilities
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
HealthH14abCurrent general health status
Income ladderI01ab03Household income
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)